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EVOO Absorbs Polyphenols From Veggies When Cooked Together, Study Finds

Researchers found that polyphenols are exchanged between vegetables and olive oil during the sofrito preparation, becoming more accessible and easier to absorb after this type of preparation.

Phenolic Compound in EVOO May Be Beneficial for Parkinson’s Disease

A new study found that tyrosol delayed neurodegeneration and contributed to a longer lifespan in worms by reducing oxidative stress and inducing the expression of different protective genes.

Following a MedDiet with EVOO Lowers Need for Medications in Diabetics

A major clinical study found that participants who followed a Mediterranean diet in which the main source of fat was extra virgin olive oil reduced the need to begin using diabetes medications by more than 20 percent compared with participants following a low-fat diet.

Bag-in-Box Containers Prove Superior for Olive Oil Storage

Researchers found that olive oil stored in bag-in-box containers retained extra virgin quality standards for longer periods of time in both room temperature and abuse temperature storage conditions that olive oil stored in tin-plated steel containers.
Special Report

Using Resins to Debitter Olives May Be Eco-Friendly Alternative

Amberlite resins present a possible environmentally-friendly solution to removing bitterness from olives, reducing wastewater and chemicals used in commercially-employed methods.

Researchers Isolate EVOO Component With Potential Antihypertensive Properties

Elenolide, a known antihypertensive agent, was found in 80 percent of extra virgin olive oil samples analyzed over a span of eight years.
Olive Oil Times Special

New Funding for Research on Dementia and MedDiet

Researchers from Swinburne University received funding to continue investigating the links found between adhering to the Mediterranean diet and a reduced risk of dementia.

Donations Help Fund Research and Award-Winning Production at UC Davis

Recent donations have allowed the leading U.S. olive oil research center to invest in new equipment, expand their olive groves and improve production.