The adoption of standards and the implementation of regulations within the olive oil industry is a continual process aimed at separating ‘real’ from ‘fake’ and ensuring each consumer receives the product that they pay for.
The global olive oil industry is not immune to the growing global concern about the consequences of genetically modified (GMO) food products. However, there are currently no GMO olive cultivars present in any commercial orchard or nursery worldwide.The concern about the presence of GMO compounds in olive oil is not related to the oil itself, […]
Tunisian olive oil producers are elated with their recent crop yields and are experiencing record harvests. With the olive oil crisis reported earlier this year in Spain, there is huge international demand for olive oil which Tunisia is now able to take advantage of and aims to boost their global competitive status.
Studies over the last few years have shown that a Mediterranean style diet rich in olive oil can be linked to the prevention of type 2 diabetes by improving blood sugar levels, insulin resistance and blood lipid levels.
This year the Southern Hemisphere edition of Sol d’Oro was held in Cape Town at the Park Inn, Heerengraght street. Judging for the competition commenced on Tuesday (8th September) and concluded today (10th September) with the live announcement of the winners.
The internationally renowned Sol d’Oro competition is just around the corner, 7-11 September, and will be hosted in Cape Town. We are pleased to inform you that the panel of expert judges has been selected.
From the 7 to 11 September Sol d’Oro travels to Cape Town to reward the best extra virgin olive oils from the southern hemisphere. Sol d’Oro is the most important international olive oil competition in the world.
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.