January 17, 2007
From spring water to cereal, grocery manufacturers are adding vitamin-enriched items to their product lines. Today, Italica Imports is introducing the country to an extra virgin olive oil from Spain that is enriched with fat-soluble vitamins A, D and E, making it a rich source of antioxidants.
Use of Italica PLUS in your favorite recipes can help promote a stronger immune system, better circulation, strong bones and healthy teeth, and lower blood pressure and cholesterol.
Lucy Landesman, president of Italica Imports, said, “Italica PLUS Extra Virgin Olive Oil, like our traditional Italica Extra Virgin Olive Oil, is one the finest cold-pressed virgin olive oils on the market, and today you can use it knowing it’s enriched with even more vitamins and health benefits. Make your favorite sauces, salad dressings, marinades and other recipes even healthier for you and your family.”
What are the benefits of the three vitamins that fortify heart-healthy Italica PLUS? Supportive but not conclusive research shows that Vitamin A promotes healthy surface linings of the eyes and the respiratory, intestinal and urinary tracts. Vitamin D is associated with strong, healthy bones and regulates the absorption of calcium and phosphorus. And Vitamin E acts to protect cells against the effects of free radicals, which can damage cells and may be a factor in the development of cancer and heart disease.
Olive oil is often regarded as a perfect food: free of trans-fats, great for the heart, and excellent for the digestive system. Limited but not conclusive scientific evidence suggests that eating about 2 tablespoons (23 grams) of olive oil daily may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease due to the monounsaturated fat in olive oil. To achieve this possible benefit, olive oil is to replace a similar amount of saturated fat and not increase the total number of calories you eat in a day.
Italica Olive Oil is available at grocery stores nationwide or you can purchase online at www.italicaoliveoil.com. Italica Olive Oil is the only 100% Spanish olive oil available in unbreakable PET plastic bottles. In addition to Italica PLUS Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Italica Imports offers a complete line of olive oil, olives and international condiments featuring: Italica Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Italica Extra Virgin Olive Oil enriched with Omega-3, Italica 100% Pure Olive Oil, Italica Kalamata Olives and Italica Organic Olives.
Based in Scarsdale, New York, Italica Imports is a division of Cory International Corp., a third generation family-owned business with over 70 years of experience in packing and distributing olives (Tee Pee Olives) and olive oil. Today, Tee Pee Olives/Italica Imports is the largest importer and packer of bulk Spanish green olives in the U.S. Lucy Landesman was named the first female president of Italica Imports and Tee Pee Olives in 2004. Tee Pee Olives/Italica Imports is a member of the Association of Food Industries, Inc. (AFI). Italica Imports is ISO Certified to produce kosher products. Tee Pee Olives is certified as USDA Organic.