29 Mar

Review supports olive oil as natures super food for the heart

By Stephen Daniells, The benefits of olive oil for heart health go way beyond just reducing levels of LDL (‘bad’) cholesterol, says a new review that looks set to further bolster the healthy image of the oil. Numerous studies have reported that olive oil – the main fat in the Mediterranean diet – to improved […]

27 Mar

Scotland:Borders farmers take on Tuscany

Farmers in the Borders have hatched a plan to tackle the Italians in the world of culinary oil production. They have launched their own extra virgin rapeseed oil – designed to challenge the popular products from the olive groves of Tuscany. Oleifera is produced by Borderfields Ltd a group of farmers in the Scottish Borders […]

27 Mar

Raisio take Benecol into olive oil

By Stephen Daniells, The presence of Benecol in Portugal is increasing with the announcement that the cholesterol-reducing ingredient is being introduced to olive oil, said to capture all the growth in the fats markets in Portugal by 2010. Mikko Laavainen, vice president, sales & marketing confirmed to NutraIngredients.com that this is the first time that […]

24 Mar

Lorenzo’s oil is a mix of acids from rapeseed and olive oil

A Devon woman whose family has a rare genetic brain disease is taking part in a US medical study using a substance featured in a Hollywood film. Deirdre Corr from Exmouth, and her two sons, were diagnosed six years ago with adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD), for which there is no known cure. Mrs Corr is participating in […]

19 Mar

Olive oil, broccoli enter UK inflation basket

Olive oil, pro-biotic drinks and broccoli are in but vegetable oil and brie are out in this year’s annual rejig of the typical British shopping basket. [Source] Click here to continue