13 Sep

There’s oil, then there’s “oil.”

By Jody Godfrey, Olive oil (not Popeye’s girl) is the “oil” and it is worth its weight in gold! The general health benefits of this oil are many as it is a monounsaturated fat. However, the fatty acid part of the story is just that … only a part. Cold-pressed, extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) […]

06 Sep

Olive Oil, Your Health, Your Kitchen

By Núria Roig, Extra virgin olive oil has become such a symbol of healthy eating that it is hard to believe that it was once accused of increasing the harmful cholesterol. It was a fat, so it had to be bad for us. Fortunately, we left those times behind and now olive oil and most […]

21 Aug

Madera, CA: Olive price is up, but production mediocre

By Ramona Frances, Unlike other commodities in Madera County, the fruit from olive-bearing orchards will not lead to a “bumper” crop this year. The price may be good, but this year’s yields aren’t as impressive. “Some of the trees are looking good (this year), others don’t have anything on them at all,” said grower Jim […]

20 Aug

Olive oil offerings

By Peta Mathias, The olive oils you see in the supermarket vary in quality. Some are exceptional value for money but you really just have to buy and taste them to find (a) the best and (b) the one you like. You cannot tell what an oil is like by its colour – it gives […]

20 Aug

Myriad benefits of Olive oil

Diabetes: An olive-oil-rich diet is not only a good alternative in the treatment of diabetes, but also helps in preventing or delaying the onset of the disease. Obesity and abdominal fat: Olive oil is high in calories like any other fats and oils, but the research states that, there is less obesity amongst the Mediterranean […]