• Chemistry of Olive Oil flavor still puzzles researchers

    The exact chemistry of olive oil flavor still puzzles researchers and a lot of research is being conducted on the subject. The few facts below barely scratch the surface! In some foods, some strong flavors are comprised of a single compound. For instance, the simple chemical cinnamaldehyde imparts a strong smell of cinnamon. It would […]

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  • Is your olive oil good? (article from Jamie Oliver forum)

    Being in the business of importing traditional foods from Calabria I had many people approaching me asking how to identify a good olive oil? Either whilst in Italy or here in the UK. So in answer to all those questions I decided to write this article about how to identify and select a good olive […]

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  • Olive Oil – Health and Beauty Benefits

    Olive Oil Cosmetics The recent years the olive oil is being used to cosmetic industry. The trend of finding physical and ecological products led to the establishment of new products for body care. Creams, shampoos and other products have gained a big share of the market. Those cosmetics that are clinically tested and derive from […]

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  • The Olive Oil Legend says…

    According to the tradition and the legends the olive tree has symbolic value. The most common and interesting legend derives from Greek mythology. It is said that Zeus, the father of all Gods, promised to gift peninsula of Attica to the goddess that would bring to him the most valuable and useful present. Competitors to […]

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  • Olive Oil Beneficial for Elderly

    Spanish researchers evaluated the effect of adding olive oil to the diets of healthy elderly. The results showed that extra virgin olive oil reduced total cholesterol, but also increased HDL levels also known as the good cholesterol. The study, published in the Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics included 62 participants aged 65-96 years. They were […]

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  • How to choose a good Olive Oil?

    Olive oil is revered the world over for its delightful taste and its beneficial health qualities, such as protecting us from heart disease. There are many olive oils on the market, so how do you go about selecting one suitable for your needs? Look for geographic identification. Only oils with a precise origin can claim […]

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