12 Jun

Good oil on taste and longevity

Know in ancient times as “juice of the gods”, olive oil has only enhanced its reputation over the years. While it may not be the ticket to immortality, there is evidence that it can lead to a longer and healthier life. “The traditional Mediterranean diet is high in olive oil and certainly there’s evidence to […]

10 Jun

Fighting cancer with olive oil

By Kim Pierce, Researchers with Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas recently partnered with their Italian counterparts in Naples to determine whether extra-virgin olive oil has anti-cancer properties. Why did they suspect EVOO, cooking celebrity Rachael Ray’s shorthand for extra-virgin olive oil? The researchers noticed that populations that follow a Mediterranean diet have a lower […]

06 Jun

Fair exports discussed at olive industry meeting

By Melinda, The international olive industry is one step closer to implementing regulations that will support fair exports and consumers interest. The step follows a hot topic session coordinated by the Australian Olive Association (AOA) at the American Oil Chemists Society (AOCS) annual meeting held in Seattle, USA, on 20 May. Paul Miller, president of […]

30 May

Mediterranean diet protects against diabetes: study

A traditional Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil, vegetables and fish can drastically reduce the risk of getting type 2 diabetes, a new study says. In a study of more than 13,000 people, Spanish researchers found that people who strictly adhered to the diet had an 83 per cent reduction in their risk of developing […]

19 May

My Oil of Choice, Olive Oil!

By June M. Lay, My oil of choice is Olive Oil, because while a fat is a fat when we refer to calories, not all fats (including oils) are equal when we refer to our health. I’ve chosen Olive Oil because it leads by a margin when we compare it to other oils that are […]