Health Benefits of Olive Oil

  • Prevents breast cancer

  • Helps in weight loss

  • Boots metabolism

  • Aids indigestion

  • Prevents gallstones

  • Reduces heart problems

  • Rich in anti-aging properties

  • Reduces bad cholesterol levels


Nutrients = Saturated fat 69%, Calories 44 %

Minerals = Iron 3 %

Vitamins = Vitamin K 75 %, Vitamin E 72 %

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Using Olive Oil instead of Butter

Extra Virgin Olive Oil offers so much more nutrient value with no downside, unlike the alternatives and can be readily substituted in most main course dishes where margarine or butter is used for frying or sauteing.

One tbsp (15ml) of olive oil has 120 calories and 14 g of total fat, including 12g of unsaturated fat.

Olive Oil contains no trans fats or cholesterol.

Salted butter has 102 calories per tbsp. and 11.5 g of total fat, of which 7g are saturated. Butter also contains 31mg of cholesterol. Excess monounsaturated fats, a low saturated-fat content and an absence of cholesterol make olive oil a better alternative than butter fot the heart.


1 ml butter = 0.96 gr 
1 ml Olive Oil =0.92 gr


1 teaspoon ¾ teaspoon 5 ml 3ml
2 teaspoons 1 ½ teaspoons 10ml 7.5ml
1 tablespoons 2 ½ teaspoons 15ml 12.5ml
2 tablespoons 1 ½ tablespoons 30ml 22.5ml
¼ cup 3 tablespoons 60ml 45ml
1/3 cup ¼ cup 80ml 60ml
½ cup ¼ cup+ 1 tablespoon 125ml 90ml
2/3 cup ½ cup 160ml 125ml
¾ cup ½ cup + 1 tablespoon 185ml 140ml
1 cup ¾ cup 250ml 175ml
2 cups 1 ½ cups 500ml 375ml

Combined data provided by Emm. Karpadakis/2015

Markou Olive oilUsing Olive Oil instead of Butter

Olive oil & health

The beneficial properties of olive oil lie in the chemical composition. The oil consists of oleic acid, linoleic acid, and stearic acid palmitiko and phytosterols in a very small percentage. From these data, important for humans is linoleic acid, whose absence leads to a series of injuries, such as growth retardation, metabolic disorders, etc.

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Participation in the exhibition Life & Taste

Participation in the exhibition Life & Taste at Zappeion was successful.

The one at the event titled flavors & Life seeks a special approach, bringing all kinds of market quality food and good living, presenting both the general public, and to professionals.

christosParticipation in the exhibition Life & Taste

Gourmet – February 2011

Αφιέρωμα στα προϊόντα της Σάμου είχε το περιοδικό γαστρονομίας Gourmet τον Φεβρουάριο του 2011. Στο άρθρο γίνεται εκτενής αναφορά στην Ελαιουργία Μάρκου Ι. Και στην ιστορία της. Τα προϊόντα μας δέχθηκαν εξαιρετικές κριτικές για την ποιότητα και την διαδικασία παραγωγής.

christosGourmet – February 2011