MYST® GOLD – THE EXCEPTIONAL REVEALED
The team at MYST® starts with a gourmet Greek extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) made from Pierias olives grown in the foothills of legendary Mount Olympus. Then they add 24-karat edible gold ﬂakes to create an exceptionally luxurious EVOO in an elegant modern package. They take Homer’s reference to olive oil as “liquid gold” literally, and they take that one step farther by offering this special product to connoisseurs.
GOLD AS A FOOD SUPPLEMENT
Can we eat gold? Yes, gold has been eaten for millennia, for example by pharaohs around 2000 BC. Gold has long been considered a food favored by the gods. Ancient alchemists believed it contained powers that support a long, vital life. More recently, the European Food Safety Authority approved edible gold as a food supplement (listed as E-175).
OBTAINED DIRECTLY FROM THE FOOTHILLS OF MOUNT OLYMPUS
In late October, harvesters head toward Mount Olympus, the mythical home of the twelve ancient Greek gods, to carefully collect the olives for MYST®. They start harvesting while the olives are still unripe and green. While this early harvest yields less oil, it also yields a more intensely fruity, pungent flavor and more health benefits. The excellent flavor and nutritional value are ensured by
storing and transporting the olives in crates rather than bags
milling within 24 hours, under strictly controlled conditions
extracting the oil at a temperature of no more than 27°C
MYST® EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
aromas of herbs and citrus fruits
low acidity (0.2%-0.5% free fatty acids)
Produced without chemical fertilizers or pesticides.