11 Mar

Shoppers import fresh olive oils from around the globe to their kitchens

Sunshine in a bottle By Kim Mikus Shops devoted to fresh olive oils and balsamic vinegars are ripening. The number of stores featuring a wide variety of extra virgin olive oils is increasing as shopper’s look for healthier alternatives and more flavorful oils for cooking. Food celebrities hyping the virtues of EVOO — extra-virgin olive […]

08 Mar

Australia: The good oil on our olive groves

By Paul Edwards, AUSTRALIA’S fast-growing olive industry is coming to grips with the reality that it’s one thing to grow fruit but quite another to make money from it. Competing for the consumer dollar against cheap European imports is tough – and together with buyer reluctance to buy more expensive brands, there is supermarket resistance […]

05 Mar

The Effect of Polyphenols in Olive Oil on Heart Disease Risk Factors

María-Isabel Covas, MSc, PhD, and Jukka T. Salonen, MD, PhD 6 March 2007 | Volume 146 Issue 5 | Pages 394-395 IN RESPONSE: We agree with Mascitelli and colleagues that an interaction between polyphenols from olive oil and iron metabolism could, at least in part, explain the reduction in oxidative lipid damage observed in the […]

02 Mar

You’ll be hard ‘pressed’ to find a healthier food

By Michael Devlin, The Ulster Herald Even Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, recommended the juices of fresh olives as a cure for mental illness and poultices of macerated olives for ulcers. And just last year Danish scientists found that adding plenty of olive oil to a diet could help protect against cell damage that […]

01 Mar

The Heart Of Italy’s Olive Tree Fields

By Steve Petusevsky, I’ve been cooking with olive oil for more than three decades. But I never thought about what goes into producing it. This past week, I got to see where olive oil comes from and follow its production from tree to press. I was in Puglia, Italy, learning about olive oil from the […]