After buying some Greek “extra virgin” olive oil at a supermarket in New York City, I wondered why it tasted absolutely nothing like what my family produced in Greece. That was the start of my journey in learning that not all olive oils are created equal and that while all olive oil is healthy and a good source of monounsaturated fat, when harvested early and milled properly, olive oil can be an incredible source of very potent antioxidant-rich polyphenols that have been proven to reduce the risk of chronic disease. True EVOO has a naturally occurring compound that literally acts like medicine, and you can smell and taste the freshness. In 2016, my husband Kostas and I set out to bring just that to the US market from our ancestral home in Greece.
- Katerina, Founder of Kosterina