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Oct. 22, 2012

A Comprehensive Resource for the Olive Oil Sector

A new reference book by Juan Vilar Hernandez has been called one of the most comprehensive so far on the olive oil sector.

Sep. 25, 2012

New Twist on Traditional Olive Press

A Spanish company says it has developed a “breakthrough” for the ancient olive press resulting in olive oil higher in antioxidants.

Sep. 12, 2012

Olives a Potential Source of Probiotics

New research published in the International Journal of Food Microbiology has paved the way for the novel use of olives as a source of probiotics in our diets.

May. 1, 2012

A New Harvester for Traditional Olive Groves

The prototype of what is hoped to be an affordable and efficient harvester for Spain’s traditional olive farms has been developed by researchers at the University of Córdoba.

Apr. 11, 2012

‘Zapping’ May Make Olive Oil Extraction Faster, Cheaper

‘Zapping’ olive paste with pulsed electric fields (PEF) shows promise in improving virgin olive oil yield while reducing energy use and preserving quality.

Apr. 9, 2012

Tomatoes and Olive Oil May Reduce Impotence

A daily dose of extra virgin olive oil combined with lycopene from tomatoes improved the sex lives of a group of Spanish men, according to a report by the Madrid Urological Institute.

Apr. 6, 2012

Third Olive Bank in Izmir, Turkey to Help Stem Genetic Erosion

Further safeguarding olive biodiversity by setting up the world’s third olive germplasm bank - in Izmir, Turkey - is at the top of the agenda for a meeting at the Olive Council on April 13.

Apr. 2, 2012

Spanish Researchers Develop Portable 'Electronic Nose'

Spanish researchers have developed a cheap, portable ‘electronic nose’ they say has great promise for use in organoleptic testing and food quality control.

Mar. 27, 2012

Citoliva Opens Olive Oil 'Cooking Lab' in Jaén

In a bid to further increase innovation and knowledge in the area of olive oil, the Andalusian technological center CITOLIVA has opened the first cooking '"laboratory" in Spain solely dedicated to olive oil.

Mar. 14, 2012

Olive Identification Gets Fast and Easy

New DNA identification techniques differentiate between different olive varieties are hugely more efficient as well as more accurate than previous methods.

Mar. 5, 2012

The Cost of Anthracnose

Calls are being made to combat the devastating olive disease anthracnose, which last season caused about €53 million ($71m) damage to the olive oil sector in Italy’s Puglia region alone.

Mar. 5, 2012

Olive Oil May Help Prevent Neurodegenerative Diseases

A study carried out by the Lipid Unit of the Barcelona Hospital Clinic suggests that high consumption of olive oil, and other foods rich in polyphenols may improve cognitive function and prevent neuro-degenerative diseases.

Feb. 27, 2012

University of Jáen Introduces Course on Mediterranean Diet

The University of Jáen, Spain, will introduce a new course in honor of olive oil pioneer Juan Salcedo, dedicated to improving knowledge of the Mediterranean Diet and olive oil.

Feb. 8, 2012

Study Finds Benefits of Olive Oil and Albumin for Treatment of Spinal Injuries

New research carried out at the National Hospital of Paraplegics in Toledo shows possible benefits of oleic acid in combination with albumin in spinal injury treatment.

Jan. 30, 2012

El Picual

The findings of a study of the Picual variety determined that the organic extra virgin is of more nutritional value than the conventional oil.

Jan. 14, 2012

New Sensory Analysis Course to Highlight Olive Oils from La Rioja

A new program designed to raise awareness of the benefits and properties of olive oil will begin this month in Spain's La Rioja province and culminate with a tasting benefit in June.

Dec. 22, 2011

Live Longer with the Mediterranean Diet

A Mediterranean style diet can add years to your life. The newest research showed that individuals who followed a Mediterranean diet had a 20 percent chance of living longer.

Dec. 15, 2011

Council Launches Seminar Series on Cultivation and Olive Oil Quality

The International Olive Council is this week hosting a seminar on olive cultivation and olive oil quality issues, the first of what it intends to be ongoing events designed to address topical issues and share expertise.