08 Aug

Aegean olive oil exports fall 32 pct

Exports from the Aegean region dropped 32 percent compared to the previous 12-month period, falling to $201 million this year. Aegean olive producers, who experienced record exports between 2005 and 2006 although it was a cyclically low production year, preferred to keep their products home during the 2006-2007 marketing year, a cyclically high production year, […]

07 Aug

Olive oil facts

All olive oils have 14 grams of fat per tablespoon. Spain is the world’s largest producer of olive oil. Extra-virgin olive oil, the highest class of olive oils, is from the first pressing of the olive. It never comes into contact with chemicals or heat and is less than 1 percent acid. It has the […]

30 Jul

Linda Stafford demystifies extra-virgin olive oil

It’s not always the label on the wine bottle that attracts admiring attention at dinner parties. Sometimes it’s on the one containing green-gold extra-virgin olive oil. In the past 7 years there has been a small revolution in the winelands that has nothing to do with grapes. It gathered momentum when Italy’s Giulio Bertrand bought […]

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 […]

19 Jul

Olive oil output up

World olive oil production is likely to grow at least 10 per cent in the coming crop year, after an already strong year in 2006/07, the International Olive Council (IOC) said. In the current crop year, which ends on Sept 30, output could reach 3.0 million tonnes, up from 2.6 million tonnes the year before. […]