extra virgin olive oil

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.

Jan. 10, 2022

Olive Oil Health Benefits

The health benefits of olive oil are mostly derived from its monounsaturated fats and polyphenols. Extra virgin olive oil is the healthiest grade of olive oil.

Jan. 7, 2022

The Facts About Olive Oil and Skin Care

People have been using olive oil for face and skin care for thousands of years. Find out how olive oil heals damaged skin and moisturizes.

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Jan. 6, 2022

Cooking With Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Extra virgin olive oil is a flavorful and healthy alternative to other types of cooking fats. Discover The best olive oils for cooking below.

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.

Dec. 17, 2021

Greeks Are Consuming Less Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Greeks are among the top per capita consumers of olive oil in the world but have cut back on the highest grade.

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Sep. 15, 2021

EVOO for Use in Cosmetics Gets a Tax Break in Italy

The Italian Revenue Agency clarified that extra virgin olive oil is subjected to a reduced value-added tax even if it is not destined for consumption.

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.

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.

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Jan. 20, 2014

Fifty Years After Fortuné Arizzi's Vision, An Award-Wining Olive Oil

Fortuné Arizzi recognized the exceptional terroir of Les Mées and, fortunately for us, convinced his wife to invest in an olive orchard.

Jan. 8, 2014

Mediterranean Diet with Extra Virgin Olive Oil May Protect from Diabetes

Spanish researchers found that following a Mediterranean diet may cut the risk of diabetes by about 30 percent.

Jul. 8, 2013

Extra Virgin Cocktails

In Italy, producers, bartenders and researchers are adding a drop of extra virgin olive oil to their cocktails. It's worth trying it.

Nov. 5, 2012

Tasting Fresh Olive Oils in Italy

In Italy the olive picking season has started, with a different schedule for every region and the olive mills are working at full capacity.

Sep. 11, 2012

Catalan Chef Nandu Jubany: Olive Oil is My Main Ingredient

Chef Nandu Jubany is at the forefront of Catalan cuisine and an unoffical ambasador for local extra virgin olive oils.

May. 30, 2012

Extra Virgin Vigilance in Australia

Australia’s consumer watchdog has fined a local olive oil producer for alleged mislabelling and promises more action on fake extra virgin olive oils.

May. 29, 2012

Urban Extra Virgin: Olive Oil from Rome

In Rome, a group is promoting a different approach to urban life and citizenship, includiing olive picking from the abandoned trees within the city borders

May. 22, 2012

France University Offers Degree in Olive Oil

Students in the University of Montpellier program can earn a Diplôme Universitaire (DU) d'Oléologie, or a university specialization diploma in olive oil.

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