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Jun. 3, 2013

Madrid Seeks the 'Perfect' Olive Oil

The Spanish capital has carried out tastings in shopping centers throughout the city to determine what locals consider to be best characteristics of extra virgin olive oil , all in a bid to create a new ‘super’ oil.

Jan. 29, 2013

Prizewinning Cooperative Credits Biodiversity, Early Harvesting for its Fruity Arbequina

Olive cultivation amid almond, apple, pear and pine trees helped Oli d’Arbeca win the "sweet green fruity" prize at Fira de l’Oli.

Dec. 4, 2012

Two Spanish Olive Oil Regions Get Protection in China

A China-EU deal will protect Spanish olive oils produced under the names Sierra Mágina and Priego de Córdoba from imitatations.

Mar. 21, 2011

Designing Better Olive Oil through Genetic Mapping

Spanish scientists say they have pioneered a genetic map of the olive and isolated genes pivotal to the production of more profitable, higher quality and even healthier olive oil.

Dec. 7, 2010

Olives de Lucques

The flesh comes away from the tiny stone easily and conjures up flavors of fresh almonds and avocados. I’m beginning to understand why the French prize them so highly.

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