olive oil research

Strategy to Contain Xylella Fastidiosa Organically Shows Promise

Researchers used organic substances to stimulate the plant's development of phytoalexins, which are barriers used in its internal war against the pathogen.

Social Status, Fashion Drive Consumer Food Choices

As food has become a symbol of social status, it has allowed marketers to attract customers as what was merely functional is now also fashionable.
Special Report

American Trade Group Awarded Research Grant

The funding is part of a $36.5-million provision in the Farm Bill for research to support the country’s specialty crop farmers.

Scientists Decode Olive Tree Genome

A team of scientists from Spain have published the complete genome of the olive tree for the first time.
Olive Oil Times Special

A ‘Keurig’ for Olive Oil

Following on the emergence of Keurig-like devices for everything from juices and soups to marijuana, an Italian startup has designed a counter-top appliance for pressing your own olive oil on the spot.

UC Davis Researcher Advises ‘Opt Out of Olive Oil’

A faculty member at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine wrote a post on her department's blog urging people to avoid the use of olive oil.
Special Report

New Phenolic Compounds Found in EVOO

New phenolic compounds belonging to the oleuropein and ligstroside aglycon family have been discovered in oils from the Koroneiki and Mission olive varieties.

Best Practices for Producing Flavored Olive Oil

The polyphenol content of flavored olive oil produced by addition of herbs to crushed olives before the malaxation step was almost three times higher than that of untreated olive oil.