Daily Archives: September 23, 2013

  • Miranda Kerr Shares Her Beauty Secrets: 'Olive Oil And Lemon Juice!'

    Supermodel says it’s the best cure for split ends.

    Miranda Kerr always looks her best, whether she’s been on a long haul flight, or just stepped off a catwalk, and now the Aussie babe has shared her beauty tips.

    The mother-of-one, who often tops ‘most beautiful’ lists around the world, has caught up with French Elle magazine, where she reveals that her family’s beauty tips are the best.

    “My grandmother has always been a natural beauty. When she smiles, she lights up the room. When it comes to beauty tips, my mother told me to smile as much as possible, it’s an easy trick that can completely change your demeanour,” Miranda said.

    The star, who is married to Orlando Bloom, has launched her own skincare range, Kora Organics, but actually thinks that some of the best beauty tricks are homemade.

    On her glossy hair, she said: ”Olive oil and lemon juice! At least once a week, I mix the two together and leave the mixture on my hair for as long as possible. It’s a home recipe my mother taught me and I have yet to find a better way to repair my split ends after a catwalk show.”

    The star, who was spotted supporting her husband’s new play on Broadway, Romeo and Juliet, last week added: ”I always have a hydrating spray with me and I go crazy with rose oil during the flight. Aside from giving me glowing skin by the time I land, it given me all the hydration I need.

    ”I also never travel without a healthy snack. Once I’ve reached my destination, I have a hot show then cover myself in moisturiser from head to toe.”

    Right… we’re off shopping!

    On the futured picture: Miranda Kerr at the Romeo and Juliet opening night on Broadway (Wenn)

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  • Quality standards for all olive oil types in India

    All varieties of olive oil will now have to conform to the quality standards laid down by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).

    The quality parameters, which were earlier applicable only to virgin olive oil, refined olive oil and refined olive-pomace oil, have been extended to extra virgin olive oil, ordinary virgin olive oil and olive-pomace oil with an objective to protect consumer health and to conform to international quality standards. The standards of quality for other forms of olive oil have come into force from July 2013.

    “Now, all types of olive oil need to match limits set to trace metals like copper and iron, insoluble impurities, refractive index, saponification and iodine value. Any variation can amount to violation of the norms of the Food Safety and Standards Act 2006 and incur punishment,” said FDA joint commissioner (food) Shashikant Kekare.

    “The products covered under the provisions of this standard should comply with maximum permissible limit of lead and arsenic not exceeding 0.1mg/kg,” said Dilip Sangat, assistant commissioner (food), Pune division.

    By the end of March 2011, India’s total import of olive oil was 5,044 metric tonne (MT). In 2012, it grew to 7,163 MT, registering a growth rate of 42%. European olive oil types continue to dominate import with about 85% share with 48% coming from Spain and 36% from Italy, according to the Indian Olive Association.

    In the first three quarters of the last financial year, April-December 2012, India imported 8,000 MT, which is expected to increase to over 10,000 MT in the current year. According to Indian Olive Association data, imports of olive oil in India surged by 66% to 11,916.76 tonne in the fiscal ended on March 31, 2013.

    India is emerging as one of the fastest growing markets for olive oil, largely due to rising cases of diabetes, hypertension and heart diseases.

    Quality factors

    Refined olive oil: It is obtained from refining methods which do not lead to alteration in the initial glyceridic structure and it has a free fatty acid (FFA), expressed as oleic acid (which is a powerful anti-oxidant) of not more than 0.3 gram per 100 gram. (FFA is considered as an indicator of freshness and quality)

    Olive oil: A blend of refined olive oil and virgin olive oil suitable for human consumption and it has FFA of not more than 1 gram per 100 gram

    Extra virgin oil: Virgin olive oil with FFA of not more than 0.8gram per 100 gram

    Virgin olive oil: Virgin oil with FFA of not more than 2.0 gram per 100 gram

    Ordinary virgin oil: Virgin olive oil with FFA of not more than 3.3 gram per 100 gram

    Refined olive-pomace oil: Oil obtained from crude olive-pomace oil by refining methods which do not lead to alterations in the initial glyceridic structure and has a FFA of not more than 0.3 gram per 100 gram

    Olive-pomace oil: A blend of refined olive-pomace oil and virgin olive oil and it has a FFA of not more than 1 gram per 100 gram

    (Source: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India)
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  • Greek olive oil producer has launched the competition REINSPIRE GREECE FROM THE YOUTH UP

    Given that currently 65% of Greece’s youth are unemployed, what can we do to help?

    Through the sale of this exceptional and organic extra virgin olive oil we aim to help young Greeks get back on their feet by supporting them in becoming an active part of society!

    In light of our profound belief that for our country to move forward we need to invest in the younger generation as well as in the opportunities that lie in the agribusiness sector, GAEA – the leading Greek olive oil producer – has launched the competition REINSPIRE GREECE FROM THE YOUTH UP.

    We would like to invite you to engage in the competition RE-INSPIRE GREECE FROM THE YOUTH UP which provides a business lifeline for crisis-hit young Greeks.

    This initiative aims to stimulate Greek youth to envision and set-up their own agri-business by offering to each of the 10 best business plans, the necessary seed capital of EUR 25,000 as well as invaluable mentoring and business support from GAEA’s panel of business angels and global distribution network, that will ensure the sustainability of their project.

    The initiative is funded by the limited sale of an exceptional extra virgin olive oil that has crossed the Atlantic all the way from the tiny island of Antiparos in the heart of the Aegean. “Agrilia Estate – Antiparos” olive oil is endorsed by celebrity Chef Cat Cora and is designed as a stylish gift that can be purchased at www.reinspiregreece.com for $30.00 and delivered exclusively in the United States.

    So buy a bottle of Antiparos olive oil, and help Greece move forward by allowing the talented young Greeks to pave their own path of opportunity and overcome the difficulties they are facing.

    Young Greeks, fresh out of high school, college or university and affected by the “crisis,” will present a business plan to a carefully selected judging committee who will choose the 10 most innovative, complete, and likely to succeed plans.

    The 10 selected business plans will benefit from:
    •A seed capital of €25.000 ($33.500) each, from Gaea
    •The option of a low interest soft loan from Pireaus Bank, for another €25.000 ($33.500)
    •Access to the extensive knowledge and expertise of the American Farming School of Greece
    •Free legal & financial advice from RSM International Greece, chartered accountants

    Find out more about initiative REINSPIRE GREECE FROM THE YOUTH UP

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