Most people are now aware that consuming olive oil has some amazing positive effects on our bodies. What some may not have heard is that new evidence suggests that olive oil is not only beneficial for our bodies, but also our minds.
Over the last few years, coconut oil has received a lot of attention and praise for its health benefits. When it comes to heart health, we ask the question, is olive oil or coconut oil better?
A new app called iOlive was launched last week at the national exhibition of agritourism and multifunctional agriculture, which aims to change the way olive oils are assessed.
When cruising down the aisles of your local grocery store, you will be sure to find rows upon rows of different olive oils. Imported olive oils from Mediterranean regions, local olive oils from nearby farms and some from Eastern countries.
As most of us are aware, extra virgin olive oil is packed with health benefits and over the past few years we are seeing a rise in the use of olive oil in many dishes. People have started to realize that good quality olive oil also adds great flavor to dishes and compliments many different […]
Leading Scientists say that recent experiments show that cooking with vegetable oil releases toxic chemicals which are linked primarily to cancer. These scientists are now promoting the use of olive oil, coconut oil, butter or lard for the frying of foods.
A volunteer initiative, started in the suburb of Glyfada, Athens, is ensuring that no olive goes to waste. The initiative, in its second year running, aims to make use of the fruit from the olive trees on public property that would otherwise go to waste.
Spanish olive oil producers claim that this year’s harvests are the worst they have seen and the demand for olive oil from consumers is much higher than what can be supplied. This demand for olive oil and lack of supply has caused the price of Spanish olive oil to rise dramatically.
Earlier this year Italian researchers discovered a way to alter the liquid state of extra virgin olive oil into a gel form that can be used as a butter like spread. The so-called Gel Oil comes in different flavours. This discovery could greatly increase the consumption of olive oil in one’s daily diet.
The cream of the South African extra virgin olive oil crop was unveiled at the Absa Top 5 Olive Oil Awards today (Wednesday, 14th October) at Café Bon Bon in Franschhoek. Andante, De Boerin, Kransfontein and Mulderbosch were recognised as the winning producers.