Archive for the 'Geographic' Category

09 Apr

Olive oil protects against heart attack, stroke

Portuguese researchers have identified a vital component of olive oil that gives greatest protection from heart attack and stroke. Lead researcher Fatima Paiva-Martins from University of Porto has discovered an antioxidant called DHPEA-EDA that protects red blood cells from damage more than any other part of olive oil. “These findings provide the scientific basis for […]

09 Apr

Cook’s Books: Olive oil, the American way

By Amanda Gold, Purchasing olive oil these days can be a dizzying feat. Is it best to go for the more traditional Italian stuff? A particular varietal? Fruity or peppery? Mild? Robust? According to local chef and author Fran Gage, however, keeping it local – or at least domestic – isn’t a bad idea. In […]

09 Apr

SOS Cuetara to sell Dante olive oil brand for EUR34m

Food group SOS Cuetara has agreed to sell its olive oil brand Dante and the other brands of its Minerva Oli unit to Italian sector player Mataluni for some EUR34m (USD45.6m). The transaction, scheduled for completion in July, is in line with SOS Cuetara’s disinvestment programme. Dante has annual sales of some 10 million litres […]

05 Apr

Australia: Good oil goes big at Boort

By Sandra Godwin, ONE of the world’s biggest single-site olive groves opened the gates to visitors last week to celebrate being named Olive Grower of the Year. Timbercorp’s 2777ha grove at Boort, managed by Boundary Bend Estate, was recognised by the Australian Olive Association for pioneering the production of quality olive oil on a large […]

04 Apr

Greek festival to Promotes Olive Oil and Olives from Greece

The 3rd edition of the largest Greek festival dedicated to olive oil and olives will take place in the Peace and Friendship Stadium in Piraeus near Athens between April 10 and 12. The Olive Oil and Olives Festival serves as both a meeting point for those involved in the whole production process, as well as […]