Pure, clean olive pit granules/flour is the result of a complex treatment process of olive oil production residues. To produce olive oil, the olive is always compressed as a whole, i.e. including the kernel. The de-oiled olive cake is then processed in a moist state by means of specialized machines. As part of a centrifugation process, olive pit fragments are separated from pulp and shell rests and subsequently cleaned mechanically, dried and screened based on their particle sizes. The result are light beige, nearly odorless granules without any dust and pulp residues. It can be cleaned further and transformed into high-grade flours and powders.
For centuries, olives have been an essential staple food in the Mediterranean region. Nowadays, the favorable effect of olive oil and leaves on human and animal health is also known in Northern countries. Olive (pit) extracts have consequently been proven ingredients for numerous applications, above all for medicines and cosmetic products.
In cosmetic and household applications, ground olive stones are an effective sustainable alternative to microplastics. Also, the above advantages give them a significant edge over other natural granules made of wood, corn, cellulose, silica, pumice or others. Grain stability and hardness contributes to enhanced efficiency: especially in abrasive applications (exfoliants or heavy duty cleaners / hand cleaners / hand washing pastes), studies have proven that the desired abrasive effect can be achieved with up to 5% less material.
For food-related applications, olive stone powders are a rich source of carbohydrates (sucrose, glucose, fructose, arabinose, xilose, mannitol and mioinositol)and easily digestible fiber (cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin). With a look and feel similar to conventional flours, olive stone powder is today's biological gluten- and grain-free superfood ingredient for a number of baking mixes, processed meat products, health foods and sweets. Besides, it is a plant-based, risk-free replacement for traditionally used fishmeal, bone meal or other animal-derived flours in vegan/vegetarian pet foods. Moreover, olive powder serves as an organic healthy thickening agent and texturizer for a variety of food and additives. The nutritive benefits of the olive contribute significantly to human and animal health and well-being.
In material science, pure ground olive stones have been a sought-after filler material with added value for ceramics, coatings, composites, polymers, asphalt and bitumen. Besides adding a significant bio-based percentage, they are reactive (not inert) fillers with strong binding and texturizing capabilities. They can be easily dyed, blended and have proven to boost resistance, tensile strength and lifespan of numerous materials.
Olive stone granules are very versatile in use, especially due to the following features:
BioPowder Olive pit powder is also available in a hydrophobic form
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