olive oil research

May. 28, 2024

Researchers Transform Olive Grove Waste Into Bioplastic

Turning olive tree leaves and branches into biopolymers would provide environmental, economic and social benefits to olive farmers.

May. 23, 2024

Olives with Higher Phenol Content More Resistant to Anthracnose

Researchers found that olive varieties that maintained high concentrations of certain phenolic compounds during ripening were less likely to develop anthracnose.

May. 16, 2024

Daily Olive Oil Consumption Linked to Lower Dementia Death Risk, Study Finds

Harvard researchers found that daily consumption of at least seven grams of olive oil was associated with a 28 percent lower risk of dementia-related death.

May. 13, 2024

Study Sheds Light on Lowering Harvest Costs for Table Olive Producers

A combined canopy and trunk shaking method to harvest table olives increases efficiency by 75 percent and improves fruit quality.

May. 7, 2024

Mediterranean Diet and Exercise Associated with Better Gut Health in Older Adults

The study demonstrated these improvements to gut health yielded significant cardiovascular health benefits in older Mediterranean adults.

May. 1, 2024

Researchers Investigate Links Between MedDiet Adherence and Oral Health

The Mediterranean diet's antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects and its role in maintaining beneficial microorganisms are linked with positive oral health outcomes.

Apr. 16, 2024

Researchers Investigate Solar Panel and Olive Grove Synergies

Solar panels between rows of high-density olive groves generate electricity with minimal impact on yields.

Apr. 9, 2024

The Role of Monounsaturated Fatty Acids in Olive Oil's Health Benefits

Oleic acid, classified as a monounsaturated fatty acid (MUFA), has been extensively studied by scientists over the last decades, consistently demonstrating many positive effects on human health.

Apr. 9, 2024

Processed Foods Associated with Negative Health Outcomes, Study Finds

Consumption of ultra-processed foods was associated with a greater risk of more than 30 negative health outcomes.

Apr. 3, 2024

Uruguay to Host Conference on Olive Oil Sector Research, Innovation

Scientists, producers and officials will meet in Uruguay in November to discuss the challenges and opportunities for South America’s olive oil sector.

Mar. 25, 2024

Scientists Defend Study Finding Xylella Not Responsible for Most OQDS

Margherita Ciervo and Marco Scortichini defend their research that found Xylella fastidiosa was not responsible for most Apulian olive tree deaths over the past decade.

Mar. 21, 2024

Study Questions the Accuracy of Olive Tree Dating Methods

Using radiocarbon dating, researchers concluded a 1,100-year-old tree in Lebanon is the world’s oldest olive tree. Other experts believe the method may have been flawed.

Mar. 14, 2024

Authorities in Puglia Confirm Culprit in Olive Tree Devastation

Officials rebuffed a recent study that implied Xylella fastidiosa was not mainly responsible for the millions of ravaged trees.


Dec. 4, 2023

How the Iberian Ant Can Help Control Pests in Olive Groves

Researchers found that Iberian ants naturally prey on olive moth larvae in olive groves without disrupting the rest of the ecosystem.

Nov. 27, 2023

Mediterranean Diet Helps Slow Age-Related Physical Decline, Study Finds

New research has shown that following a reduced-calorie Mediterranean diet and increasing physical activity slows age-associated muscle loss and reduces total and visceral fat.

Nov. 27, 2023

Med Diet During Pregnancy Improves Infant Neurological Development

Two-year-olds born to mothers who followed the Mediterranean diet or stress reduction during pregnancy exhibited better scores in cognitive and social-emotional domains.

Nov. 20, 2023

Olive Oil Sales Slump in Spain and Italy Amid Rising Prices

Consumers are switching to smaller bottles of extra virgin olive oil and, in some cases, choosing lower grades.

Nov. 15, 2023

Trade Group Announces Olive Oil Quality Testing Initiative

Faced with low supply and high prices, the North American Olive Oil Association says it seeks to deter dishonest actors.

Nov. 14, 2023

Mediterranean Diet Linked to Improved Outcomes in Liver Disease Patients

Following the Mediterranean diet for one year improved the symptoms of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in obese patients over the age of 60.

Nov. 6, 2023

Polyphenol in EVOO May Shield Kidneys from Diabetes-Related Damage, Study Finds

Researchers investigated the use of dihydroxyphenylglycol, a polyphenol present in extra virgin olive oil, to treat kidney disease caused by type 1 diabetes.

Nov. 1, 2023

Study Shows Benefits of EVOO Supplementation in Male Athletes

Olive oil supplementation increases testosterone levels while reducing stress hormones in male athletes.