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18 Apr 2024



Anatolia’s oldest known olive oil press found in Antalya

The oldest olive oil press in Anatolia has been discovered in the ancient city of Lyrboton Kome in Antalya, but archaeologists have expressed special excitement at revelations that many of the olive oil facilities and the town itself was founded by a woman. “We are…


Olive Oil, Cornerstone of the Ikarian Diet

Centenarians of Ikaria might not know the countless ways olive oil can improve their health, they just know it works. It could be a long time until you’ll see a bottle of Ikarian olive oil at your local store: Production is small and the locals…


What Does Extra Virgin Olive Oil Do to Our Arteries?

The relative paralysis of our arteries for hours after eating fast food and cheesecake may also occur after consuming olive oil. Olive oil was found to have the same impairment to endothelial function as high-fat foods like sausage and egg breakfast sandwiches. (See my video…


Oliduero To Increase Olive Oil Production By 75%

Spanish company Oliduero is expecting to produce 70,000 half litre bottles of premium extra virgin olive oil this year, increasing production volumes by 75% compared to 2015. As reported by, the company has over 100 hectares of traditional olive tree plantations plus 12 hectares of organic olive trees….


5 Ways Olive Oil Can Improve Your Health

Olive oil has long been considered one of the healthiest fats, and new research is continuing to support this idea. In particular, a recent study found different qualities of extra-virgin olive oil can provide a variety of health benefits. And Healthline says extra-virgin varieties boast both better flavor…


Is Your Olive Oil Fake?

Due to the popularity of the Mediterranean diet, olive oil sales have boomed over the last decade. But just when you thought you were making the healthy choice by pouring extra virgin Italian olive oil on your salad, we discover your oil may be counterfeit….


‘Godfather’ of North Coast olive oil goes international

Like any other home gardener, former UC Cooperative Extension horticulture adviser Paul Vossen, 59, still gets excited by the discovery of a few red, juicy tomatoes ripening on his own vines. “Hey, look at these,” he shouts as he gives a tour of his Bennett…