Archive for the 'Olive Oil' Category

19 Nov

Market growing for Marin olive oil producers, sellers

By Gary Klien, The McEvoy Ranch is always finding new ways to squeeze money from olives. This holiday season, the Northern Marin olive-oil producer is launching a new line of olive-oil based body products called “Verde.” The line includes body lotion, hand cream and a body scrub made from the same 100-percent organic oil the […]

19 Nov

Fresno Olive oil wins first medal

Fresno State Orchards Estate Reserve Olive Oil – California State University, Fresno’s very first pressing – won a bronze medal at the prestigious San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival. Harvested and processed a year ago and bottled in March, the university’s olive oil joins Fresno State wines as an award-winning, student-produced agricultural product recognized […]

15 Nov

Is it dangerous to cook with extra-virgin olive oil?

By Robert L. Wolke, Q. My mother says extra-virgin olive oil should not be used for cooking because it can be dangerous to one’s health at high temperatures. She tells me that it should be used only for salad dressing. Is that true? If not, what can I say to her to convince her that […]

10 Nov

Benefits of olive oil examined

Food professionals and culinary experts from around the world are this week gathering in the southern Italian region of Puglia for six days of seminars, symposia and product tasting in an effort to understand and promote the health benefits of the traditional Mediterranean diet. Organised by Boston-based think tank Oldways, the gathering marks the first […]

09 Nov

Olives and olive oil have been linked to reduced risk of heart disease and even cancer

Several European studies highlight benefits of a Mediterranean diet. It now seems that there is yet another reason why those living near the Mediterranean have it better than the rest of us, as if we needed another reason to be envious. There’s the sun, there’s the sea, there’s the beautiful terrain. Now on top of […]