Located in the Greek Island of Crete, the oldest olive tree believed to be more than 3000 years, old still thrives. The Monumental Olive Tree of Vouves has been declared as natural heritage monument, due to its ecological and historical importance.
While olives and olive oils are often associated with Mediterranean regions, we are seeing large growth in other areas of the world, such as the somewhat unlikely state of Rajasthan, India.
A study done by Prof Grootveld and his team, on which oils and fats are best to cook with, has revealed olive oil as the winner.
Olive trees come in all shapes and sizes and they can be beautiful in a myriad of different ways. We thought to celebrate #OliveHarvest2015 we would trawl through Instagram and find 10 of our favourite pics of olive trees.
This short video (less than 5 minutes) by National Geographic gives an excellent overview of how olive oil is made, from harvesting through to bottling.
At the world’s most prestigious olive oil competition, Sol D’Oro, held for the first time from 29 September to 3 October in the Southern Hemisphere in Santiago, Chile, South African olive oil producers excelled.
The North American Olive Oil Association recently conducted a survey to establish the general level of knowledge around olive oil. What they found is that there are still several myths which are believed by many people. The following stood out…
The US Trade Commission recently recently released a report: Olive Oil: Conditions of Competition between U.S. and Major Foreign Supplier Industries. The report took a year to research and produce and it delves in detail into the olive oil industries of the major producer countries such as Italy, Spain, Greece, etc. While the report is […]
Many restaurants in Europe have direct relationships with small producers and are proud to offer these artisanal products to their patrons. Olive oil is a common product acquired and offered in this way. Restaurants offer high quality, local oils in small jugs because the olive oil has never been bottled. The EU wants to ban […]