Olive oil, like wine, is a synonym for the Istrian lifestyle, both in modest country households and in top-rank gourmet restaurants. Often it is the only thing necessary to add to food to bring out the natural flavour of fresh vegetables, fish, seafood, meat dishes, and pasta. Ipa extra virgin olive oil is monounsaturated oil, rich in antioxidants such as natural vitamin E, but also hundreds of other nutritional elements, making it very useful for human health and an essential part of the healthy Mediterranean diet.