free fatty acids (FFA)

Making Chemistry Visible: Simple Demonstrations with Olive Oil

The olive provides a culinary landscape in which an appreciation of the unique chemical nature is a key to real understanding.

Making Sense of Olive Oil Testing

Liliana Scarafia from California's Agbiolab provides a perspective drawn from the UC Davis Study results that may be useful for retailers and buyers seeking to reduce the risk of mislabeled olive oil.
Special Report

Using MRI to Measure Fatty Acids in Olive Oil

Scientists from a Spanish university have discovered that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can identify fatty acids and other metabolites present in foods such as olive oil and cheese.

4th Beyond Extra Virgin Conference to Focus on Olive Oil Excellence

Billed as an "International Conference on Olive Oil Flavor and Excellence," Beyond Extra Virgin IV will focus on the sensory qualities of what's referred to as super-premium olive oil.
Olive Oil Times Special

Snapshot of Olive Oil Choices in One American Neighborhood

I thought I'd head down to my local Stop & Shop, behold the selection and confirm that the monounsaturated revolution had reached Boston.