Italian Olive Oil Halal Certificate

Italian Olive Oil Halal Certificate

Italian Olive Oil ExtraVirgin with “Halal” Certification

Gretal Food Products: Who we are.

The Gretal Online Store that allows direct purchase from the producer of Italian and Greek food products with Halal certification such as Greek Feta, Yogurt, EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL WITH HALAL CERTIFICATION, honey, kalamata olives, Gragnano pasta, authentic Genoese pesto, mozzarella buffalo mozzarella, parmesan cheese, grana padano, pecorino romano, buffalo mozzarella from Campania dop, Italian salami, Parma ham PDO, Italian wine, limoncello, panettone and colombe and many other products.


Halal certified extra virgin olive oil: How and where to buy it.

Gretal is a high quality food product company that deals with the EXPORT of Halal-certified extra virgin olive oil. In addition, our Gretal Store has the availability of a wide selection of Formats of Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil that we can ship every day to your home directly from our warehouses. Our extra virgin olive oil is a product created directly in Italy and distributed from our warehouses all over the world.

The Mediterranean diet and extra virgin olive oil.

The Mediterranean diet is a nutritional model consisting mainly of olive oil, cereals, fresh or dried fruit, vegetables, a moderate amount of fish, dairy products, meat, and many condiments and spices, all accompanied by wine or infusions. It is a type of diet that brings many benefits to the body, and from which lower incidences of chronic-degenerative diseases result at the expense of an increase in life expectancy. All these benefits seem to derive, in the vast majority, from the use of extra-virgin olive oil.

Properties of extra-virgin olive oil.

The average daily consumption of this product, in the Mediterranean populations, is on average between 25 and 50 ml. Here, multiple scientific studies have shown that such consumption protects against cancer (Psaltopoulou T et al, 2011), and more. Some tests conducted in vivo and in vitro, have noted how this dressing has an important antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effect. And it does not end there, because a recent Australian study, published in the Current Opinion in Biotechnology, has shown that the phenolic fraction of extra virgin olive oil appears heterogeneous and with at least 36 distinct compounds, each of which seems to play more than a fundamental role. in the protection of health in general.

Benefits of extra-virgin olive oil.

Therefore, it has been certified that the phenols in extra virgin olive oil have beneficial effects on the plasma concentration of lipoproteins; beneficial effects on lipid oxidation; they perform a protective function against oxidative stress at the chromatin level and other markers of oxidation; beneficial effects in the role in reducing the release of arachidonic acid, positively affect platelet function; they seem to have a fundamental role in the formation of bone tissue; and finally, in vitro, they demonstrated antimicrobial activity against bacterial strains that are active in the intestine and respiratory. In short, extra virgin olive oil, consumed raw, is a real panacea for our health!

Food products with “Halal” certificate.

In an increasingly globalized world, commercial exchanges between countries and realities in some cases totally different are increasing, and naturally there are also differences of religious and cultural nature related to the evaluation and conformity for certain types of products and / or processes. The problem, for example, arises in Islamic markets where the “Halal” certification assumes a significant importance although not mandatory but certainly extremely important in order to penetrate these markets.

What does Halal mean.

“Halal” is an Arabic term that means “lawful” or whatever is permitted according to Islam, the opposite of what is “haram”, “forbidden”. The “Halal” certification is used to certify that products from the agri-food, cosmetic, chemical and pharmaceutical supply chains, products for body and health care, the financial and insurance sector, industrial and transformation processes, including packaging certification, comply with the ethical and sanitary standards, the law and the doctrine of Islam, therefore marketable in all Islamic countries.

What is the Halal certificate.

It is a quality, supply chain and product certification including not only all the quality control systems, the phases of procurement of raw materials or the phases and processes of transformation, but also the internal logistics and storage, internal and external transport until reaching the final destination. The methods and systems for the procurement of financial means and social responsibility are also involved.

How to obtain the Halal certificate in the food sector.

In the food sector, the “Halal” certification guarantees that food – in addition to complying with Italian and European regulations on hygiene and safety – is prepared according to Islamic rules. In order to define a “Halal” product, it is necessary to obtain the appropriate certification from one of the Italian accredited bodies, such as the certification company Halal Italia Srl, which operates in synergy with the Islamic Religious Community (CO.RE.IS.) , the most significant and representative Islamic authority on the Italian territory.

Halal products are appreciated not only by Muslims.

Halal products are also appreciated by non-Muslims as demonstrated, for example, in France and the United Kingdom, where 36% of consumers are not Muslims. A market that of “Halal” products which in the last year recorded a global income of about 2.3 trillion dollars and, in Europe alone, it is estimated that the total value is equal to 70 billion dollars.


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Warning: the information contained in this SITE is not intended and should not replace the instructions of any doctor or health care professional. Before changing your diet, consult a qualified specialist.