Ariston started in the spring of 1997 as a small family business, first bringing in to Connecticut cold press extra virgin olive oil that was and still is produced by our family in the Kalamata region of Greece. Shortly later, they added adding balsamic vinegar from Modena, Italy.
Their mission from the very beginning was to provide the American Food Market and eventually the world with premium unsurpassed oils and vinegars at an affordable price. Their flavor and quality is surpassed by none.
We may all know that the Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest in the world. Why is that though? Extra Virgin Olive oil and in particular oil that is a product of monovarietal Koroneiki olives has the highest amount of naturally occurring polyphenols. Polyphenols are good antioxidants that occur naturally in the olive. In the region of Messinia Greece, Ariston's chemical analysis shows a high polyphenol rate because of their harvesting methods. They harvest the olives while they are still green (unripe) because as the olive ripens, the polyphenol level drops. Studies have shown that a diet rich in polyphenols, which includes olive oil and pomegranate, helps to regulate blood sugar.
Whether you are eating for the health benefits, dipping bread, complimenting a favorite recipe or replacing traditional oil with flavored for cooking or baking, you will find that Ariston makes everything taste better!