08 May

What is a Mediterranean diet

Lately there is a lot of talk about the benefits of the Mediterranean diet. But what exactly is that? Epidemiologic studies have shown that many people from Mediterranean countries can eat fatty diets and yet not have a high risk of heart disease. Spaniards José Mataix of the University of Granada and Francisco Javier Barbancho […]

05 May

World health endorses eating olives

Olives are harvested in September but available year round to make a zesty addition to salads, meat and poultry dishes and, of course, pizza. Olives cannot be eaten right off of the tree; they require special processing to reduce their intrinsic bitterness. These processing methods vary with the olive variety, region where they are cultivated […]

12 Apr

Spitting Olives in Murcia

By h.b, A mixture of politicians, sportsmen and journalists are expected to take part in an olive stone spitting competition to be held in Murcia on Saturday. One of the organisers of the event, which will be held in the Plaza Cardenal Belluga has said that all the main party leaders, and even the King […]

09 Mar

Raccolto brand olives being recalled

Cibo Specialty Foods Issues Nationwide Alert on Potential Botulism Risk Associated with Specific Lots from Eight Varieties of Dal Raccolto Brand Olives Contact: Mickey Colombo 718-967-6858 Cibo Specialty Foods, a division of Colavita USA, L.L.C. of Linden, N.J., is voluntarily recalling the following olive products sold under the “DAL RACCOLTO” brand. Immediately stop using the […]

25 Feb

Iran’s Kerman planning olive festival

The Fifth National Olive Festival will be held in Kerman on May 9-10 with an aim to encourage olive cultivation in desert areas and remove problems facing olive growers. Deputy head of Kerman Agriculture Jihad Department, Hossein Mirzabeigi, told IRNA, “Olive originated from Iran. Considering that the plant is adaptable to dry conditions, we need […]