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Why the good olive oil burns the throat

The bitter and pungent is the element in the flavor of olive oil (what sometimes burns our throat). This is not an evidence of poor quality, but are desirable elements in a fresh, beautifully aroma olive oil, with a well-structured complexity of taste.

Indeed, according to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania the bitterness and burning in good olive oil testify the existence of “oleokanthalis”, a powerful natural anti-inflammatory substance that is similar to the miraculous ibuprofen (Nurofen is rich in medicinal and Advil for a headache).

This is another beneficial for human health side of olive oil.