Jan. 3, 2023
Requiring just a single drop of oil, the researchers determined the grade of unmarked olive oil samples with a 95 percent success rate.
Aug. 9, 2021
Rapid Test Developed to Check the Quality and Authenticity of Olive Oil
Using nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, researchers were able to identify the individual compounds in olive oil samples and determine their provenance.
Dec. 21, 2020
Scientists Use Nuclear Magnetic Resonance to Identify Olive Oil Blends
Two studies in Italy investigated how nuclear magnetic resonance and ultrasound technologies can be used to determine the contents and origins of olive oil blends. The technology could be used to determine the accuracy of olive oil labels.
Jun. 14, 2018
Chemical Authentication Process Can Verify Olive Oil Origins
A three-year research project from Italy's University of Salento has yielded a new chemical imaging process that could certify the origins of olive oil blends.
May. 11, 2016
New Phenolic Compounds Found in EVOO
New phenolic compounds belonging to the oleuropein and ligstroside aglycon family have been discovered in oils from the Koroneiki and Mission olive varieties.
Jun. 28, 2015
Tyrosol or Tyrosols: Greek Agency's Stance on Health Claim Comes Down to Semantics
A Greek agency's refusal to recognize tyrosol derivatives is based not on any scientific evidence, but on misguided wordplay.
Aug. 18, 2014
IOC Seeks New Method to Measure EVOO Phenolics
The IOC's tender to define new testing methods for phenolic compounds for nutritional labeling claims is a watershed moment for olive oil quality.
May. 28, 2014
Most EVOOs Score Well in New Test for Phenolic Compounds
Half of the EVOOs bought at supermarkets and local stores have an excellent phenolic profile, according to a test using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance.
Apr. 21, 2014
Scientists Respond to Debate Over Health Claims on Olive Oil Labels
Can oleocanthal and oleacein be measured to claim that olive oil polyphenols contribute to the protection from oxidative stress?
Jan. 5, 2014
Berkeley Olive Grove EVOO Packs a Punch
Recent research shows one California extra virgin olive oil just might be among the world's healthiest.
Dec. 21, 2013
Greece Flip-Flops on EVOO Labeling
A late decision will allow producers to use oleocanthal and oleacein levels to justify health benefit claims of olive oil polyphenols.
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.