polyphenols

Researchers Recommend MedDiet to Restore Gut Bacteria

A team at Manchester Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom are working to advance research on the Mediterranean diet and other healthy diets that promote healthy gut bacteria.

EVOO Absorbs Polyphenols From Veggies When Cooked Together, Study Finds

Researchers found that polyphenols are exchanged between vegetables and olive oil during the sofrito preparation, becoming more accessible and easier to absorb after this type of preparation.
Special Report

In Australia, Advocates Call for Improved Health Rating for Olive Oil

An independent report commissioned by the Australian government recommended that olive oil's health star rating should not be improved due to its saturated fat content. Opponents said the report misses the bigger health picture.

Phenolic Compound in EVOO May Be Beneficial for Parkinson’s Disease

A new study found that tyrosol delayed neurodegeneration and contributed to a longer lifespan in worms by reducing oxidative stress and inducing the expression of different protective genes.
Olive Oil Times Special

Researchers Isolate EVOO Component With Potential Antihypertensive Properties

Elenolide, a known antihypertensive agent, was found in 80 percent of extra virgin olive oil samples analyzed over a span of eight years.

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.
Special Report

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.

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.