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Comvita Olive Leaf Extract; a labour of pure passion and expertise

19/05/2020

Comvita Olive Leaf Extract; a labour of pure passion and expertise

Why we do it

All around the world, olive leaf extract is known to contain powerful antioxidants. Over the years, many studies have shown that these antioxidants can help neutralise the effects of free radicals .  

Where our Olive Leaf Extract comes from

For over 20 years, Comvita has been committed to understanding more about the health benefits of the olive leaf – not only selecting the best tree species but continually refining the way the most crucial nutrients and antioxidants are extracted for our much-loved Comvita Olive Leaf Extract.

Today, with over 850,000 olive trees across 245 hectares of stunning sun-soaked farmland, South East Queensland, Australia, is home to one of the largest specialised groves for olive leaf production anywhere in the world. And it’s here, in Comvita’s vast and rolling olive tree groves, that you’ll find our team of passionate experts who specialise in the art of growing, harvesting and extracting olive leaf. Together, they can produce as much as 15,000 litres of Olive Leaf Extract every week.

How does olive leaf extraction work?

What is perhaps most surprising, is that you won’t find a single olive anywhere on the Comvita olive tree groves. There is a good reason for this. To grow the healthiest and most enriched olive leaves possible, our expert team harvests the trees every 12-18 months, so the fruit doesn’t get a chance to grow. Did you know the timber of an olive tree needs to be at least two years old before olives will start to appear?

What’s most unique about Comvita Olive Leaf Extract is that everything is done on site; this way, we can ensure there is no compromise when it comes to freshness and quality. In fact, the whole process – from harvesting fresh olive leaves at sunrise to our signature liquid gold extract – is completed within as little as 6 hours.

Of course, we can’t reveal all the secrets about what makes our extraction process so special. But, what we can say is that to get the most goodness out of the leaf, the specialised Comvita process has been influenced by traditional practices in the Mediterranean to extract antioxidant polyphenols.

Unsurprisingly, our specialist team at the Comvita olive tree groves have become some of the biggest advocates for Olive Leaf Extract with a shared passion for playing a part in changing people’s lives. You can find out more about how you can build a healthier body with Olive Leaf Extract here. Always read the label. Follow the directions for use.