extra virgin olive oil

Dec. 1, 2022

Researchers Use AI to Identify EVOO Provenance

The researchers said they could correctly identify locally-produced Taggiasca Ligure olive oils 100 percent of the time.

Nov. 30, 2022

Centuries-Old Groves Restored and Harvested at Trajan's Historic Home

Dubbed Trajan’s Olive Oil, the initiative is an efforts to revitalize agricultural production in the historically-industrial area.

Nov. 22, 2022

Thanksgiving with a Tuscan Twist

Extra virgin olive oil enhances classic Thanksgiving dishes, adding new flavor dimensions and lightening up the butter-soaked holiday.

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Oct. 24, 2022

Researchers in Spain Investigate Positive Organoleptic Attributes of EVOO

A study identifies new methods to better understand the "green fruity" and "ripe fruity" organoleptic profiles of extra virgin olive oil.

Oct. 6, 2022

Municipalities in Southern Italy Swap Used Cooking Oil for EVOO

Sorrento’s initiative is meant to prevent pollution from used cooking oil being dumped down drains and ending up in the sea. Other cities are adopting similar measures.

Jul. 18, 2022

Adding Water During Olive Oil Production Lowers Quality, Researchers Find

Arbequina extra virgin olive oil produced without added water had higher levels of polyphenol and better oxidative stability than oils produced with added water.

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May. 5, 2022

Italian EVOO Reaches the International Space Station

Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti brought four Italian monovarietals to the ISS, which will be used for a series of experiments and food preparation.

Mar. 29, 2022

First Vodka Made With Olive Oil Released in Italy

Its creator said extra virgin olive oil adds a velvety texture to the vodka and is just the latest iteration in an ongoing trend of olive oil mixing with alcohol.

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.

Mar. 23, 2022

High-Phenolic EVOO May Improve Prognosis of Some Leukemia Patients, Research Suggests

In a small study, early-stage leukemia patients who consumed olive oil high in oleocanthal and oleacin experienced a decrease in the number of cancerous cells.

Mar. 9, 2022

Argentina Receives Its First Geographical Indication for Olive Oil

Local producers and officials believe the country’s first PGI will promote the local Arauco variety and hope other regions will follow.

Mar. 3, 2022

Meet the Award-Winning Croatian Producer Who Sea-Ages His Olive Oil

Winemakers have been aging their wines under the sea for years. Denis Plastić decided to try it with olive oil and the first results are promising

Feb. 11, 2022

Use Olive Oil in Soups and Stews

From cold Gizpacho to chicken noodle, extra virgin olive oil is a healthy and delicious way to spice up bisques, broths, soups and stews.

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Feb. 24, 2021

Even Dark Glass Bottles Leave EVOO Susceptible to Oxidation, Study Finds

Extra virgin olive oil in dark glass bottles suffers significant degradation in supermarket-like conditions, researchers in Italy found.

Oct. 1, 2020

Demand for Extra Virgin Drives Olive Oil Sales in Spain

While demand for extra virgin rose, the appetite in Spain for the lower grades has dried up.

Jan. 14, 2016

Pairing App Finds the Best Olive Oil Match for Foods

A new tool helps chefs find the perfect olive oil to enhance their culinary creations.

Nov. 27, 2015

‘Extra Virginity’ Author, Tom Mueller, On Olive Oil

The investigative author shares his thoughts on the events over the four years since the release of his controversial exposé with Olive Oil Times publisher, Curtis Cord.

Nov. 16, 2015

Italian Producers Group Propose New Olive Oil Classifications

With other olive oils taking a back seat to extra virgin, Assitol’s president recommends a new approach.

Oct. 26, 2015

Pouring on the Olive Oil for Thanksgiving

For Thanksgiving, olive oil is flowing in the creative minds and kitchens of chefs and home cooks alike. EVOO elevates holiday flavors without changing the beloved classics.

Dec. 11, 2014

Phenols in Extra Virgin Olive Oil Inhibit Colon Cancer Cell Growth

A recent study has shown phenolic extracts in EVOO have an antiproliferative effect on human colon cancer cells.

Dec. 1, 2014

Olive Oil Phenols Help Protect Bone Mass

Phenols in EVOO provide protection against cardiovascular disease, some cancers, and the aging process. They may also prevent the loss of bone mass.

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