By GREG PATENT – for the Ravalli Republic I’m not usually a superstitious person, but the Soothsayer’s words from Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” echoed in my brain as I boarded the plane to Italy, “Beware the Ides of March.” It was March 15 (and the day Caesar met his fate), and I was on my way…Details
BLERA, Italy — For some of the 300 olive growers who toil here in the rolling hills of the Lazio region, making olive oil is a year-round labor of love. The olives are hand-harvested early in the fall, when they are still green, and are whisked to a cooperative-run mill so they can be cold-pressed…Details
Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Benefits of Olive Oil Phenolic compounds in extra virgin olive oil exert powerful natural anti-inflammatory benefits for various health conditions.
By JEDHA DENING on February 19, 2016 Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) contains more than 36 phenolic compounds. Although all of the phenolic compounds in EVOO have known beneficial effects, one specific compound in particular, known as oleocanthal, has been discovered to have powerful natural anti-inflammatory benefits. In fact, oleocanthal exhibits the same anti-inflammatory response…Details
David Schardt • January 25, 2016 Have you bought multivitamins lately? Have you heard they can prevent a cold? (They don’t.) Or perhaps that multivitamins are useless? (They’re not.) Or that they could even lead to a shorter life? (They don’t.) There’s certainly a ton of debate. It can be pretty confusing, to say the least.…Details
Over the years, in our store and at our tasting presentations, customers often ask about cooking oils other than Olive Oil. Often it leads to a discussion of many of the other oils from Canola to Coconut. As you can from the following chart, all the oils listed have a little of every fat, some…Details
As the world’s top olive oil producer, some parts of Spain are home to picturesque seas of olive trees. Up to 220 million olive trees can be found in the country, making it home to the globe’s largest cultivated areas of the plants. Around 66 million of those trees are nestled in Jaén province, Andalusia,…Details