Archive for the 'Olive Oil' Category

25 Oct

How much do you know about olive oil?

By Linda Masters, A very interesting press release arrived this week about olive oil from Spain. Although I cook with olive oil, I must admit I don’t know all there is to know about olive oil and its orgins. Here are some interesting facts:

25 Oct

Shopping for olive oil? Here’s guidance

By Anna Wallner and Kristina Matisic, Olive oil isn’t a no-brainer. Flavors change a great deal from one region to the next, with Spain being the world’s largest producer, which makes a big difference in the way your dishes taste. Keep the following shopping tips in mind when in a store, and you’ll have your […]

09 Oct

Mediterranean diet helps against Alzheimer’s

A so-called Mediterranean diet centered on fruits, vegetables, olive oil and a paucity of red meat and dairy products may lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, for reasons that are unclear, researchers said on Monday. The finding from Columbia University Medical Center in New York was based on a look at 1,984 adults with an […]

20 Sep

Striking oil

By Reggie Aspiras, With olive oil, food tastes better, we all agree, but there are nagging questions like… Are there substitutes? And why is it so expensive? Insofar as substitutes are concerned, any oil can be used in its place but, by doing so, you rob the dish of the very essence that only good […]

18 Sep

Palm Olein and Olive Oil — Spoilt For Choice

Is it Palm Olein superior to Olive? Olive oil is touted as the gold standard among all edible oils today; a reputation that has been gained primarily from its association of a lower incidence of heart disease among the Mediterranean populations who have traditionally consumed olive oil as their main dietary fat. The component of […]