olive oil research

Jun. 21, 2021

13 New Olive Varieties Discovered in Catalonia

Researchers are currently studying the genetic traits of the newly-discovered autochthonous varieties to see how they cope with the area’s extreme weather.

Jun. 2, 2021

Spanish Study Suggests More Effective Way to Transform Cold-Stored Olives

Using hot water to wash olives may be a more cost-efficient way to get the fruit to the ideal temperature for crushing and malaxing.

May. 21, 2021

Study: EVOO-Rich Diet Improved Weight and Insulin Sensitivity in Mice with Liver Disease

The research also demonstrated that extra virgin olive oil did not reduce the damage inflicted by high-fat diets on mice with fatty liver disease.

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May. 18, 2021

New Testing Method Simplifies Elemental Analysis of EVOO Samples

Using the new method, researchers could more quickly and accurately identify chemical elements in olive oil, helping determine provenance and identify adulteration.

May. 14, 2021

Mediterranean Diet Benefits Patients With Lupus, Study Suggests

Anti-inflammatory foods, which are characteristic of the Mediterranean diet, can lower the risk of organ damage and cardiovascular problems in lupus patients, a new study found.

May. 13, 2021

Effort to Stem Spread of Olive Pathogen Using Grafted Trees Fails in Spain

After a four-year trial, researchers said that grafting traditional Andalusian varieties with Verticillium wilt-resistant ones was ineffective.

Apr. 26, 2021

South American Olive Oil Conference Goes Online

Attendees can listen to prerecorded lectures on a range of topics online. Presenters see this as a positive step for the continent’s olive oil sector.

Apr. 23, 2021

Olive Oil Consumption Increases Testosterone in Men With Insufficient Levels

A new study shows that men following low-fat diets are more likely to have inadequately low levels of testosterone. Adding EVOO to their diets may be a solution.

Apr. 20, 2021

Researchers Investigate Origins of White Tripolitaine Olive in Libya

They are are working to determine the best varieties for Libyan olive production.

Apr. 16, 2021

Olive Council Awards Four Research Scholarships

The scholarships will cover four years and fund research focusing on standardization, olive technology and cooperation.

Apr. 8, 2021

New Efforts to Promote Rare White Olive Variety in Calabria

Archaeologists are working to preserve the cultural heritage of the Leucocarpa cultivar as producers are starting to grow and transform the ivory-white fruits.

Mar. 29, 2021

Healthy Compounds in Pomace Oil Absorbed by Fried Foods, Study Finds

Frying with olive pomace oil may be healthier than other cooking oils.

Mar. 15, 2021

Studies Suggest EVOO Helps Reduce Covid Symptoms

Extra virgin olive oil and other key foods in the Mediterranean diet lower the risk of a cytokine storm, boost the immune system and have antiviral properties.

Nov. 24, 2020

Study Sheds New Light on Benefits of High-Phenolic EVOO for Older Adults With Cognitive Impairment

New research demonstrated how the long-term consumption of high-phenolic, early-harvest extra virgin olive oil mitigates the effects of amnestic mild cognitive impairment in elderly people.

Nov. 23, 2020

New Production Technology Improves Olive Oil Quality

Tests show that high vacuum-assisted extraction technologies increase polyphenols and lower volatile compounds in extra virgin olive oils. Further tests are needed to understand their impact on yields.

Nov. 5, 2020

Polyphenols Found in Olive Oil Could Be Key Ingredient for Improving Food Safety

Researchers say olive oil rich in polyphenols could become a food additive ingredient for improving food safety and increasing protection for humans and livestock.

Oct. 14, 2020

Challenges Await Growers As Mediterranean Basin Becomes Hotter and Drier

Erratic and unseasonable rainfalls will face olive growers in Italy, while farmers in Andalusia may no longer receive adequate chill hours as winter temperatures rise.

Sep. 8, 2020

Authorities Investigate New Olive Tree Pathogen in Northeast Italy

The Venetian regional government has teamed up with farmers and researchers to find the cause of an ongoing outbreak

Aug. 31, 2020

Consuming High-Polyphenol EVOO Reduces Blood Pressure, Study Finds

Researchers found that consuming high-polyphenol extra virgin olive oil significantly reduced peripheral and central systolic blood pressure in healthy adults.

Aug. 27, 2020

NCI Funds Effort to Develop Oleocanthal as Cancer Prevention Tool

The National Cancer Institute awarded a grant for researchers to develop the nutraceutical phenolic compound as a functional food in the prevention of breast cancer.

Jul. 1, 2020

Using Technology and Old Photos to Map Erosion in Jaén's Olive Groves

Researchers from the University of Jaén have developed a tool to more precisely monitor soil erosion. It may help growers to estimate future damage and put in place preventive measures.

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