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Mar. 25, 2022

The Flavors of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Countless factors influence the flavors in extra virgin olive oils. Understanding the basics can lead to satisfying results.

Jan. 20, 2022

The Essential Guide to Extra Virgin Olive Oil

What makes an olive oil ‘extra virgin?’ How is EVOO made, and why is it the healthiest cooking oil? We have answers.

Dec. 30, 2021

What Are Polyphenols and Why Should You Care?

The naturally occurring plant compounds that are abundant in high-quality extra virgin olive oils provide a range of health benefits.

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Aug. 26, 2021

Certain Food Proteins Reduce Bitterness and Pungency of EVOO

The findings could pave the way to increase the appeal of extra virgin olive oil for consumers turned off by bitter and pungent flavors.

May. 4, 2021

Tips for Selecting High-Polyphenol Olive Oils

A guideline for selecting high polyphenol oils, with no additional information other than what is on the bottle’s label.

Mar. 30, 2020

Consumers Reject EVOO Bitterness, Study Finds

New research analyzes how consumers perceive and evaluate bitterness in olive oils.

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Nov. 8, 2012

Researchers Say New Tool Measures Olive Oil 'Healthfulness'

The health benefits of a specific olive oil could be easier to assess with a new Greek system to measure the content of key compounds.

Feb. 10, 2011

Quality Olive Oil a Taste Not Yet Acquired by Most Consumers

While experts consider bitterness and pungency characteristics of high-quality olive oils, many consumers seem to favor other attributes associated with olive oil defects.

Nov. 15, 2010

Good Oils Gone Bad: Recognizing Olive Oil Defects

What good olive oil tastes like and how to recognize some of the defects in an oil past its prime.

Nov. 3, 2010

An Introduction to Olive Oil Tasting

In the first in a series of articles addressing basic consumer questions about olive oil written by leading experts, Alexandra Kicenik Devarenne explains olive oil tasting and food-pairing.

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