20 Jan

Turkish Olives & Olive Oil

Olives Worldwide, there are approximately 10 million hectares where olive trees are grown. There are around 900 million trees, of which 98% are found in the countries of the Mediterranean, 90 million of which are in Turkey. In the harvest season of 2000-2001, the 80 million trees found in the Aegean region are expected to […]

20 Jan

Know your Olive

Italian chef Enrico Sartor shares some pointers on choosing the right label for your table With all the health benefits it is supposed to have, olive oil is being pursued like never before. Food connoisseurs are even going as far as buying the oil at its source or with the PDO (protected designation of origin) […]

19 Jan

Olive oil part II: the Mediterranean

By Evie Barkin, The first settlers predominantly used olive oil for their cooking needs because it was the oil available to them. Due to necessary growing conditions, olive oil comes from a relatively small area of the world. While indigenous to the eastern Mediterranean, olive trees have also been cultivated in the Middle East. Olives […]

17 Jan

Choose the Right Olive Oil for the Job

Characteristics vary with different blends and methods of preparation, giving a variety of flavors and colors. By Marlene Parrish, Extra-virgin olive oils can be confusing and good oil isn’t cheap, and instead of finishing a bottle at a sitting as you would a bottle of wine, a bottle of extra-virgin olive oil might stay in […]

17 Jan

Olive Oil May Boost Heart Health

Food containing olive oil can carry labels saying it may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, the government says, citing limited evidence from a dozen scientific studies about the benefits of monounsaturated fats. As long as people don`t increase the number of calories they consume daily, the Food and Drug Administration confirmed a reduction […]