25 Jul

UK: Are we using too much olive oil?

By Zoe Williams, Sales of extra-virgin olive oil hit a record £71m last year, which means it now accounts for more than 30% – the largest share – of the UK oil market. These figures have led some people to conclude that we’re adopting “a healthier, Mediterranean diet”. There are as many things wrong with […]

24 Jul

The good, the bad and the ugly fat facts

By Carolyn O’Neil, If you enjoy a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil on a crisp green salad or can’t wait to savor a salmon steak hot off the grill, then you are part of a happy and healthy nationwide nutrition trend. According to results of the 2007 Food & Health Survey recently released by the […]

24 Jul

UK: Extra virgin is the essential oil and sales hit new high as taste rules

By Martyn McLaughlin, It is revered by chefs as the finest olive oil money can buy, and now Britain’s consumers are choosing to drizzle with the extra virgin variety in record numbers. Sales of the oil reached an all-time high £71 million in the UK last year as Britons adopted a healthier Mediterranean diet. Despite […]

22 Jul

All you wanted to know about Olives and Olive Oil

Here is a very complete article by Peggy Trowbridge Filippone, on Olives and Olive Oil which includes history, information on olive varieties, and usage tips. Part 1: The only difference between green olives and black olives is ripeness Long a symbol of peace, the olive branch brings us a marvelous, healthy fruit. Get up to […]

18 Jul

Olive oil producers seek Chinese, Indian buyers

A global body representing olive producers based in Madrid said yesterday it planned to launch marketing campaigns in China and India to promote the consumption of olive oil in the two emerging markets. The International Olive Council will launch the promotional campaign in India in September and in China next year, its president Habib Essid […]