Nov. 23, 2020
Tests show that high vacuum-assisted extraction technologies increase polyphenols and lower volatile compounds in extra virgin olive oils. Further tests are needed to understand their impact on yields.
Nov. 5, 2020
Researchers say olive oil rich in polyphenols could become a food additive ingredient for improving food safety and increasing protection for humans and livestock.
Aug. 31, 2020
Researchers found that consuming high-polyphenol extra virgin olive oil significantly reduced peripheral and central systolic blood pressure in healthy adults.
Oct. 29, 2019
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.
Sep. 5, 2019
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.
Sep. 2, 2019
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.
Aug. 28, 2019
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.
Aug. 1, 2019
Elenolide, a known antihypertensive agent, was found in 80 percent of extra virgin olive oil samples analyzed over a span of eight years.
Feb. 25, 2019
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
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
Greek Parliament members criticized an EU decision that allows the use synthetic hydroxytyrosol as a seed oil additive.
Nov. 27, 2017
A study found a positive relationship between altitude and levels of CoQ10, tocopherols and phenolic compounds.
Oct. 9, 2017
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
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.
Jul. 6, 2017
A new project will develop quality control and production techniques to aid producers while educating consumers about high-phenolic olive oil's health benefits and certifying those health benefits
Jun. 21, 2017
Boundary Bend claimed in a press release that its California blend was declared the "world's healthiest olive oil" at a competition in Spain. Scientists caution, however, that such a distinction is premature and, at worst, misguided.