Olive Powder brings together two of the most important characteristics of the Mediterranean Diet: Taste and Health. The ingredient is made from the olive fruit using an innovative patented process to produce a powder with the olive's characteristic taste and preserve its high quantity of healthy compounds. The ingredient's versatility in both of these characteristics opens a wide range of application opportunities. The olive is a stable of the Mediterranean diet as both a fruit and oil. In these forms, it is frequently used to flavour food products. Olive Powder offers a new form of adding this great taste to products. As mentioned before, the ingredient presents a balanced olive taste. The ingredient is especially complementary in products such as breads and pastas, creating great tasting unique products. Furthermore, the ingredient can be used much like a seasoning for products such as pizza or in cheese spreads, dips, and salad and sandwich dressings. In addition to its great flavour, Olive Powder contains all the nutritional qualities of the olive fruit. This includes Oleic acid, a mono-unsaturated fatty acid that helps to increase the proportion of high density lipoprotein (HDL, or "good cholesterol") an indicator of good cardiac health. The ingredient also has a concentration of antioxidants such as hydroxytyrosol and tyrosol. Hydroxytyrosol is the most potent antioxidant found in nature. These antioxidants provide numerous healthy effects within the body, most notably increase the defence against oxidative stress and cellular damage. They have also been seen to act as a natural preservative in foods, helping to retard the growth of micro organisms (specifically bacteria) in food. With both great taste and healthy properties, Olive Powder makes it easy and pleasurable to bring home all of the properties of the Mediterranean Diet. Our technical team is standing by to help you add these great qualities to your product. Please do not hesitate to contact us to with any questions you may have.