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Olive Oil used at Galileos Restaurant Edenderry

At Galileos Italian Restaurant Edenderry we believe in quality in everything we do. We take every step to source the best products, preparation, cooking and serving of all our food. With that in mind we would like to share the story of how we use olive oil in our cooking process and where it comes from and the health benefits.

Our extra virgin olive oil originates from the San Donato Val di Comino region of Italy . The San Donato region is a municipality in the Province of Frosinone in the Italian region Lazio, located in the Comino Valley. The olive oil is grown and harvested by the Tramontozzi family in this region.

Health Benefits

It's Natural! - The best of olive oil benefits. Extra virgin olive oil is nothing but fruit juice extracted mechanically from olive fruit. There is no heat or chemicals used in the extraction process.

Flavour - It just tastes good. There are olive varieties known for their mild flavour and olive oil pressed from ripe olives is smooth, mellow and buttery. substitute olive oil for butter

Nutritional Value - Vitamins E, K, and A, as well as polyphenols, squalene, oleocanthol, triterpenes and hundreds more micronutrients make olive oil a healthy choice.

Blood Pressure - Studies now indicate that extra virgin olive oil may help to lower blood pressure. Patients were able to reduce or eliminate the need for medications when olive oil was consumed on a regular basis.

Heart Health and Cholesterol - Extra virgin olive oil is high in polyphenols (a powerful antioxidant) and monounsaturated fat which contributes to lowering bad cholesterol.

Alzheimers - This disease is associated with the clogging of arteries caused by cholesterol and saturated fat. Replacing other fats with olive oil will reduce the risk.

Gallstones - Olive oil promotes the secretion of bile and pancreatic hormones naturally and lowers the incidence of gallstones.


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San Donato Val di Comino
is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Frosinone in the Italian region Lazio, located in the Comino Valley about 110 km east of Rome and about 40 km east of Frosinone. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 2,167 and an area of 35.8 km². San Donato Val di Comino borders the following municipalities: Alvito, Gallinaro, Opi, Pescasseroli, Settefrati.