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Olive Oil News

Olive oil and lettuce can ‘reduce blood pressure’

London - New research suggests that a diet that combines unsaturated fats with nitrite-rich vegetables, such as olive oil and lettuce, can protect from hypertension.

Olive oil virginity questioned

New York - The question of virginity is back in the news again after a controversial New York Times piece about extra-virgin olive oil and whether consumers are getting true value from the costly kitchen condiment.

Restaurant uses oil stolen from graveyard lamps

A taverna owner in the northern Greek town of Preveza has been caught stealing oil from graveyard lamps to use in the taverna kitchen.

EU drops controversial olive oil jug ban

Less than a week after the EU announced a ban on restaurants serving open jugs of olive oil the policy has been rescinded after drawing widespread ridicule.

EU to ban olive oil jugs from restaurants

The familiar jug of olive oil is set to disappear from restaurant tables across the EU from January 1 2014, to be replaced with properly labelled non-reusable containers with tamper proof nozzles.

Study: Olive oil helps with weight loss by satiety effect

Munich - A new study into the satiety effect provided by olive oil shows there's no need for weight watchers to shun the calorie laden elixir. In fact olive oil may well help with weight less.

Mediterranean diet cuts risks of heart disease, new study shows

A new study has confirmed that a Mediterranean diet rich in olives and nuts can reduce the risks of cardiovascular disease, heart attacks and stroke.

Thai man loses penis after injecting olive oil for enlargement

Bangkok - A Thai man who attempted to acquire a bigger penis through an olive oil injection therapy lost the organ altogether. Surgeons had to remove his penis after he developed penile cancer 19 years after the treatment.

Olive Oil Days tickle the palate in Zagreb Special

Zagreb - A two-day event in the Croatian capital celebrated the delicious bounty of the republic's olive-growing regions with olive oil tastings, interactive workshops and exhibitions.

May celebrates National Mediterranean Diet Month

May is the time to celebrate National Mediterranean Diet Month, based on the healthy diets of Greece, Crete and Southern Italy.

Photo essay: Wine, olives and art at Mornington Peninsula Special

Mornington - I left England's winter to journey to Australia's much milder autumn and sampled not only culinary fruits of the region but cultural ones too.

Olive picking in Greece Special

Kalamatas - The season may be winter yet the days are blissfully warm, perfect for the olive season. At this time of year Greece becomes a nation of olive pickers as the precious olives are harvested to produce olive oil. Locally we produce the best oil in Greece.

Natural organic compound may help prevent, treat Alzheimer’s

Researchers at the Monell Centre have found oleocanthal, a naturally-occurring compound found in extra-virgin olive oil, alters the structure of neurotoxic proteins.

Olive oil must label origin from July 1 in Europe

From July 1 2009, all virgin and extra virgin olive oil will have to be labeled with the country of origin under a new European Community rule. The current optional labelling, dating from 2002, 'has proven insufficient," the EC has announced.

Phytochemicals in natural olive oil suppress breast cancer cells

Researchers in Spain investigating the components of naturally processed olive oil found that phytochemicals suppress growth of breast cancer cells in culture.

Research: Olive Oil Prevents DNA Damage

U.S. researchers found that olive oil helps prevent cancer and aging by protecting DNA from excessive damage. A normal consumption of olive oil on a daily basis is sufficient protection.
 

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The beautiful 6-km-long Pichidangui Beach during the fall (Southern Hemisphere). Many visitors come ...
The beautiful 6-km-long Pichidangui Beach during the fall (Southern Hemisphere). Many visitors come to this beach during the summer months.
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Gardens composed of typical coastal dunes  vegetation adorn a path from the restaurant to the cliff ...
Gardens composed of typical coastal dunes' vegetation adorn a path from the restaurant to the cliff over the ocean.
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Olives make a useful second crop in the region  but often the only way to sample a particular vineya...
Olives make a useful second crop in the region, but often the only way to sample a particular vineyard's olive products is to buy them from the cellar door shop.
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Fresh olive oil produced in factory in the Mani  Greece
Fresh olive oil produced in factory in the Mani, Greece
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L Incontro Restaurant is a pleasant stop by the sea on the long highway to northern Chile.
L'Incontro Restaurant is a pleasant stop by the sea on the long highway to northern Chile.
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View of the Pacific Ocean from the windows of L Incontro Restaurant  near Pichidangui.
View of the Pacific Ocean from the windows of L'Incontro Restaurant, near Pichidangui.
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The debate about the authenticity of extra-virgin olive oil continues.
The debate about the authenticity of extra-virgin olive oil continues.
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View of the rockeries below the terraces in front of L Incontro Trattoria  near Pichidangui  Quilima...
View of the rockeries below the terraces in front of L'Incontro Trattoria, near Pichidangui, Quilimari Valley.
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L Incontro Trattoria. Sunny outdoor terraces facing the ocean have large windowpanes to stop the sou...
L'Incontro Trattoria. Sunny outdoor terraces facing the ocean have large windowpanes to stop the southern breezes.
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“Locos en salsa verde” (Chilean abalone) on a bed of lettuce and served with “green sauce” (...
“Locos en salsa verde” (Chilean abalone) on a bed of lettuce and served with “green sauce” (a mix of fresh cilantro [coriander] – raw onion – lemon juice), with potato salad and mayonnaise.
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View of Pichidangui fishing cove and the small  Los Locos Island .
View of Pichidangui fishing cove and the small "Los Locos Island".
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“Medallones de Congrio Frito” (Deep fried Chilean Kingclip [conger eel] medallions) in a crispy ...
“Medallones de Congrio Frito” (Deep fried Chilean Kingclip [conger eel] medallions) in a crispy batter accompanied with thick fries, decorated with a small salad of radishes, shredded lettuce, and red onion.
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