polyphenols

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.

Mar. 6, 2020

Healthy Compounds in EVOO Still Present After Exposure to Heat

New research confirms the key components in extra virgin olive oil survive temperatures used in most domestic cooking.

Feb. 26, 2020

Polyphenols Shown to Have Distinct Anti-Bacterial Properties

Research on the antibacterial activity of olive varieties grown in southern Italy shows promise for natural treatments against E. coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Feb. 3, 2020

Gelato With EVOO Is a Functional Food, Italian Researchers Say

Research carried out at the University of Naples Federico II shows that extra virgin olive oil can be added to the Italian-style artisanal ice cream as a functional ingredient.

Jan. 10, 2020

New Study Suggests Olive Leaf Extract Could Help Treat Type 2 Diabetes

A recent study from Turkey appears to confirm earlier reports that olive leaf extract could be beneficial for the prevention and treatment of Type 2 diabetes.

Dec. 11, 2019

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Consumption Can Protect Against Dementia

Tests on lab mice demonstrated that extra virgin olive oil delays the onset of cognitive impairment and dementia.

Feb. 25, 2019

Mapping the Polyphenols of Greek EVOOs for Healthy Aging

Extra virgin olive oils from Crete were found to contain the highest polyphenols load. Two-phase processing was also found to better preserves phenols in olive oil.

Nov. 30, 2018

Machine Improves Yield in Trial Runs by Hitting Olive Paste With Electricity

A new machine to improve yield fits into the standard olive oil production line, demonstrating that technology has a role in the development of the sector.

Apr. 12, 2018

Greeks Lament EU Decision That Allows Enriching Seed Oils With Phenols

Greek Parliament members criticized an EU decision that allows the use synthetic hydroxytyrosol as a seed oil additive.

Nov. 27, 2017

Olives Grown at High Altitudes Found to Have More Antioxidants

A study found a positive relationship between altitude and levels of CoQ10, tocopherols and phenolic compounds.

Oct. 9, 2017

Phenols in Olive Mill Byproducts Can Be Effective Preservatives in Fresh Meats

A study in Italy revealed that phenols can be used as antioxidants in raw and cooked fresh pork sausages, preventing lipid oxidation and in limiting the oxidative degradation of cholesterol.

Sep. 1, 2017

Dark Chocolate With Extra Virgin Olive Oil Improves Cardiovascular Risk Profile

Small daily portions of dark chocolate with added natural polyphenols from extra virgin olive oil was associated with an improved cardiovascular risk profile, researchers found.

Aug. 8, 2017

The Unstoppable Journey of Yanni's Olive Grove

How this resourceful Greek couple transformed their struggling olive tree business into an award-winning olive oil producer on the frontlines of cutting-edge research in the battle against Alzheimer's.

May. 17, 2016

Olive Oil and Infection

Various studies show olive oil is beneficial for infection and infectious diseases having antibacterial, antiviral and antimicrobial effects.

May. 11, 2016

New Phenolic Compounds Found in EVOO

New phenolic compounds belonging to the oleuropein and ligstroside aglycon family have been discovered in oils from the Koroneiki and Mission olive varieties.

Apr. 27, 2016

Best Practices for Producing Flavored Olive Oil

The polyphenol content of flavored olive oil produced by addition of herbs to crushed olives before the malaxation step was almost three times higher than that of untreated olive oil.

Apr. 21, 2016

EVOO Phenols Enhance Osteoblast Cell Growth for Better Bone Health

Treatment of osteoblasts or bone-forming cells with extra virgin live oil phenols increased the number of cells by 11 to 16 percent.

Apr. 4, 2016

Thyme-Enriched EVOO Prevents DNA Damage

Extra virgin olive oil enriched with its own phenolic compounds and the phenolic compounds of thyme prevent DNA damage.

Mar. 15, 2016

Montoro-Adamuz Gets High Marks for Phenols

Extra virgin olive oil from the PDO Montoro-Adamuz contains high levels of bioactive compounds and substances attributed to positive health benefits.

Feb. 19, 2016

Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Benefits of Olive Oil

Phenolic compounds in extra virgin olive oil exert powerful natural anti-inflammatory benefits for various health conditions.

Feb. 18, 2016

How Terroir Affects EVOO Quality in Chile

A recent study found that the geographical location had a greater influence on the concentration of sensory compounds in extra virgin olive oil than cultivars.

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