Sep. 16, 2021
The Health Benefits of Coconut Oil: Facts and Fiction
A meta-analysis of 16 clinical trials found that coconut oil consumption increased both LDL and HDL cholesterol levels relative to other nontropical vegetable oils.
Sep. 15, 2021
Scientists Develop Gelatinous Extra Virgin Olive Oil in Italy
The researchers said that the gelled EVOO maintained its healthy qualities in the semi-solid form and could replace saturated fat in a range of culinary applications.
Aug. 30, 2021
Olive Brine, a Secret Kitchen Ingredient
Before discarding the brine in your jar of olives, consider the ways you can tap its salty, umami flavors.
May. 10, 2021
EVOO-Enriched Chocolate Benefits People With Type 2 Diabetes, Study Finds
Researchers found that patients with type 2 diabetes could benefit from eating chocolate enriched with EVOO by decreasing their risk of developing atherosclerosis.
Apr. 16, 2021
Wild Edible Vegetables, a Hidden Gem of Greek Cuisine
Organic and always served with olive oil, wild veggies are a staple dish in Greece and a source of vitamins and nutrients.
Mar. 29, 2021
Healthy Compounds in Pomace Oil Absorbed by Fried Foods, Study Finds
Frying with olive pomace oil may be healthier than other cooking oils.
Feb. 19, 2021
New Book Celebrates the Simplicity of the Mediterranean Diet
High-quality and simple ingredients are at the heart of an insider’s guide to the Mediterranean diet.’
Sep. 9, 2020
At a time when consumers are reconsidering options and choosing healthier foods, the Greek salad is enjoying a moment as an accessible and delicious dish high in nutritional value.
Jul. 10, 2020
Goya CEO Faces Backlash for Praising Trump
Politicians, restaurateurs and consumers are calling for a boycott of the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States after its CEO lavished praise on the president.
Jun. 1, 2020
Europe Reveals 'Farm to Fork' Strategy for Food Sustainability
The strategy aims to promote sustainable food and environmentally-friendly production practices. Critics say more must be done to reduce the production of industrial animal meat products.
Mar. 6, 2020
Healthy Compounds in EVOO Still Present After Exposure to Heat
New research confirms the key components in extra virgin olive oil survive temperatures used in most domestic cooking.
Feb. 6, 2020
Lupini Bean May Knock Off Soy as Leading Plant-based Protein Source
The Mediterranean bean contains more protein and fiber than its leading plant-based counterparts, soy and chickpeas, yet shares only a tiny portion of the carbohydrate count.
Feb. 3, 2020
Gelato With EVOO Is a Functional Food, Italian Researchers Say
Research carried out at the University of Naples Federico II shows that extra virgin olive oil can be added to the Italian-style artisanal ice cream as a functional ingredient.
Jan. 14, 2020
Pizza Giant Domino's Wants a Slice of Italian Market
The CEO of Domino's Italy believes there is still room in the traditional home of pizza for a delivery option. Traditional pizzaioli remain skeptical that the restaurant chain can increase its foothold in the market.
Dec. 30, 2019
Eating Within a 10-Hour Window May Prevent Chronic Disease
Time-restricted eating poses less of a challenge for long-term dietary compliance than counting calories, and it may offer an array of health benefits beyond promoting weight control.
Dec. 20, 2019
Healthy Diets Linked to Lower Risk of Hearing Loss
Researchers found that adhering to healthy eating plans, such as the Mediterranean Diet, led to a lower likelihood of mid-frequency and high-frequency hearing loss.
Dec. 19, 2019
IOC Celebrates 60th Anniversary and World Olive Day
The IOC celebrated 60 years of activity and World Olive Day during the 110th session of the Council of Members in Madrid.
Dec. 6, 2019
An Avocado a Day May Help Lower Bad Cholesterol
A new study from Penn State University demonstrated that consuming at least one avocado each day reduces the type of cholesterol that is known to lead to the accumulation of plaque in the arteries.