Health & Innovation behind MACAR
September 12, 2017
MACAR Ladotyri is the perfect dairy element to a healthy Mediterranean diet, which is recognized as one of the healthiest dietary patterns in countless studies that have been conducted in recent years. While reviving this extraordinary product, MACAR Fine Products discovered that there was more to Ladotyri than a treasured maturing practice and unique flavor.
Beyond offering Omega-6, the presence of Vitamin E in the amount of 21% RDA leads to synergistic effects of tocopherols and Oleic Acid, making MACAR Ladotyri a true innovation. In fact, it is the only known cheese to contain Oleic Acid 100% naturally due to its interaction with olive oil. Oleic Acid helps prevent cardiovascular disease by reducing cholesterol, protects cells form free radical damage, and generates brain myelin, which is essential for the proper functioning of the nervous system.
The fact alone that Ladotyri is matured in Greek Olive oil clearly sets it in a health class of its own. Olive oil is the key source of life in the Greek culture and the core element of the Greek Mediterranean diet. It is loaded with significant antioxidants that boost the immune system and reduce the risk of various diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, obesity, arthritis, high blood pressure, cholesterol, and countless others.
Amidst the pure green Extra Virgin Kalamata Olive Oil selected for the maturing our cheese, two substances ‘elaiasini’ and ‘elaiokanthali’, offer incredible health value. ‘Elaiasini’ is the most powerful antioxidant contained in olive oil, while ‘elaiokanthali’ is a substance with strong anti-inflammatory and neuro-protective properties.