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  • Remarkable Polyphenols Values

    [ POLYPHENOLS ] Our latest lab tests show Polyphenol values of 692 mg/kg. Here’s why this is remarkable: Polyphenols give olive oil its unique taste, improve its shelf life, and have been associated with lower incidence of cancer and coronary heart disease. A phenol count of less than 120 (as expressed by mg/kg) is considered low. Virgin oils with a phenol count between 120 and 220 are considered medium. Olive oils with a count above 220 are considered high in Polyphenols. Some of the more intense extra virgin olive oils will contain levels of 350 or higher.

    Polyphenols in Olive Oil

  • Mardouw Skincare® at Pick ‘n Pay

    The Mardouw Skincare® 250ml extra virgin olive oil is now available from Pick ‘n Pay in Gauteng, and will be available at Pick ’n Pay in the Western Cape from November. Read more about our Skincare range at

  • ABSA Top 10 2019

    Mardouw’s olive oil has been selected among the 10 best olive oils in South Africa, for the third year in a row! This year, our Medium-style “Oil of the Olive” Extra Virgin Olive Oil received this special honour.

    In an industry where many top quality EVOOs are produced, being an Absa Top 10 winner speaks of excellence and a dedication to the craft. The competing oils were individually blind tasted by an international panel of experts in a controlled environment over a period of four days. For panel leader, Müge Nebioğlu, it was her first introduction to such a vast array of South African EVOOs. Müge commented that ‘the judging was an incredible experience and the oils were excellent. SA producers are very knowledgeable and their use of modern technology produces very good oils’. Olive oil experts and second time judges in the competition, José Mingo from Chile and Pablo Canamasas from Argentina, completed the international contingency. Reni Hildebrand and Benedetta Lami – both regular faces on international judging panels – and SA Olive tasting panel members, Louise Rabie, Theresa Louw, and Mare Groenewald represented South Africa.” [ source: ]

    On the picture below: Mardouw estate manager Chris van Niekerk (left) and general manager Philip King (right) with ABSA and Pick ‘n Pay representatives

    ABSA Top 10 olive awards 2019