olive oil research

Sep. 6, 2023

Israeli Firm Prepares to Launch Countertop Olive Oil Appliance

The countertop appliance that transforms olives into olive oil in less than an hour could be available in 2024.

Sep. 6, 2023

Europe’s Evolving Fight Against Xylella Fastidiosa

Early detection across the European Union remains at the forefront of the struggle against the bacterium as officials are hopeful about new research, methods and tools.

Aug. 31, 2023

Higher Consumption of Polyphenols Linked to Lower Risk of Contracting Covid-19

Healthy adults who consumed phenols and plant sterols, some of which are present in olive oil, were less likely to contract Covid-19.

Aug. 18, 2023

Biophenols in EVOO Linked to Improved Outcomes in Obesity and Prediabetes

Research finds that consuming extra virgin olive oil rich in oleocanthal and oleacein also induces weight loss, a decrease in body mass index and basal glycemia.

Aug. 10, 2023

Researchers Work to Reverse Genetic Erosion, Breed Resilient Olive Varieties

Understanding the genetic diversity of olive varieties will help farmers select the best cultivars for their climate and phytosanitary environment.

Jul. 26, 2023

Mediterranean Diet Associated with Successful Aging, Study Finds

Researchers found that Greeks who followed the Mediterranean diet were healthier and more active as they aged than those who followed the diet less closely.

Jul. 12, 2023

Phenols More Important than MUFA Content for EVOO Health Benefits, Research Suggests

The phenols in extra virgin olive oil are more important for decreasing blood pressure, improving insulin sensitivity, and promoting weight loss than its fats.

Jun. 27, 2023

New Zealand Producer Uses Brix Levels to Determine Ideal Harvest Moment

Unlike with grapes or other fruit, Ross Vintiner harvests olives when the sugar level falls, indicating that oil is accumulating and polyphenol content remains high.

Jun. 26, 2023

Genotype Plays Significant Role in Fatty Acid Content of Virgin Olive Oil

Researchers in Spain have demonstrated how fatty acid content in virgin olive oils is mostly linked to genotype along with climate and other factors.

Jun. 22, 2023

Drinking Olive Fruit Water Can Aid Exercise Efficiency, Research Suggests

Olive fruit water is a by-product typically thrown away during olive oil production. However, its antioxidants may hold benefits for recreational athletes.

Jun. 21, 2023

Researchers Evaluate 12 Olive Varieties for Drought Tolerance

Cultivars from eight countries will be evaluated to see how they adapt to drought and heat in Andalusia.

Jun. 13, 2023

Study Reveals Insights Into the Impact of Olive Oil Fats on Essential Cell Structures

The study found that worms consuming oleic acid lived longer than worms eating a standard diet. Whether these findings relate to humans requires more research.

Jun. 8, 2023

Med Diet Benefits Similar to Walking 4,000 Steps, Study Finds

Researchers at a Boston hospital found that following the Mediterranean diet had a similar health benefit to walking 4,000 steps each day.

Feb. 10, 2023

New Research Links Olive Oil Consumption and Reduced Autoimmune Occurrence

Researchers found that olive oil consumption promotes healthy gut microbiota and hinders the development of gut pathogens that impair immune function.

Feb. 9, 2023

Spanish Researchers Pioneer Olive Fertilization with Silicon

Researchers from the University of Córdoba have completed a study into the effectiveness of silicon fertilization to increase resistance to pests, drought and disease.

Feb. 6, 2023

Study Demonstrates Role of Phenols in Early Pregnancy

Researchers demonstrated the antioxidant effects of oleuropein on cells formed during the first stage of pregnancy without adverse effects.

Feb. 6, 2023

Research Reveals How Deadly Pathogen Infects Olive Trees

Researchers from the University of Córdoba studied how fluid emitted by olive tree roots facilitates the germination of the fungus responsible for Verticillium wilt.

Jan. 3, 2023

Researchers Develop Cheaper, More Effective NMR Techniques to Test Olive Oil

Requiring just a single drop of oil, the researchers determined the grade of unmarked olive oil samples with a 95 percent success rate.

Dec. 30, 2022

EVOO Improves Brain Protection in Cases of Mild Cognitive Impairment

The newly published pilot study shows extra virgin olive oil's substantial ability to improve the function of the blood-brain barrier and overall brain health.

Dec. 12, 2022

Excessive Sodium Intake Linked with Higher Stress in Mice

Researchers studied the impact of high salt intake on cognitive function in mice. Health experts recommend following a Mediterranean diet to reduce salt consumption.

Dec. 8, 2022

New Research to Study Impact of Soil Health on Olive Oil Quality

The project seeks to better understand how olive growing affects soil biodiversity and ecological function and how soil health affects olive oil quality and safety.