Wednesday 24 April 2019 - Director LUIGI CARICATO - staff@olioofficina.net

log in - register - advertising - donate

society > news

The International Olive Council at work to spread the healthy proprieties of olive oil

OO G

The International Olive Council at work to spread the healthy proprieties of olive oil

A meeting was held at IOC headquarters in Madrid with the recently-formed group of experts on the nutritional properties of olives and olive products. The group was comprised of Prof. Manuel Franco (University of Alcalá, Spain), Prof. Miguel Ángel Martínez González (University of Navarra, Spain) and Prof. Francesco Visioli (University of Padua, Italy). The aim of the group is to  coordinate research in the sector, and to propose new research projects and events in order to foster and strengthen networks of academics working in the field.

The nutritional benefits of olive oil are one of the key factors driving olive oil consumption, especially in newer consumer countries where olive oil is often a lesser-known product. Scientific evidence has shown the positive properties of olive oil and how they have a hand in maintaining normal bodily functioning and in preventing a wide range of diseases.

The discussions focused on the need to conduct more interdisciplinary research into understanding the links between primary production and processing, olive and olive oil composition and the effect on human health. Collecting enough data on these three topics will improve knowledge about the benefits of olive oil consumption. For example, the official opinions given by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) are based on published scientific literature, which should prove beyond any doubt the causal link between a food product or a food component and their specific health benefits. Collaboration is therefore crucial to gathering enough data.

Following the meeting with Mercedes Fernández, head of the Standardisation and Research Unit, and Nicola Caporaso, head of the Chemistry and Standardisation Department, the experts met with the Executive Director Abdellatif Ghedira, who thanked them for their work. The experts were given an official certificate and a bottle of Mario Solinas Award-winning extra virgin olive oil.

The Executive Secretariat would like to thank the experts once again, and looks forward to collaborating further on research into the health properties of olives and olive oil. 

 

Photo by Ioc

OO G - 28-01-2019 - All rights reserved

DIXIT
TASTE
Antico Borgo, the scent and flavours of the Frantoio, Moraiolo and Leccino trine

Antico Borgo, the scent and flavours of the Frantoio, Moraiolo and Leccino trine

A Tuscan PGI oil made by Terre dell’Etruria, a farming cooperative society that has invested all it has on its members, expertly helping and guiding them towards quality and success. The most impressive features of this extra virgin oil, flavour apart, are its remarkable quality/price ratio and extraordinary yield > Luigi Caricato

COOKING
Ravioli with Garda extra virgin olive oil stuffing and black olive charcoals

Ravioli with Garda extra virgin olive oil stuffing and black olive charcoals

Extra Virgin Garda DOP olive oil’s distinctive traits are its naturally delicate flavor and its elegance. At the taste it can be recognized for harmony or its organoleptic notes and for the light and balanced aromas: the scents of fresh grass, aromatic herbs, hay and artichoke, together with the typical almond aftertaste, make it unique. Recipe by chef Carlo Bresciani

WEB
Olio Turri's blog, a happy exception

Olio Turri's blog, a happy exception

Very few oil producers run blogs. Turri's, with its minimalistic design, is both simple and elegant. It is also available in English: posts are published at regular intervals and dispatched through newsletters > Luigi Caricato

OO VIDEO

The art of healthy eating

The fruit of tradition, care and a passion for quality. Our story starts here, in Puglia. The beating heart of the Mediterranean Sea. This is the birthplace of our oil-making art, an art that has always considered olives as a living body. Video Spot Corporate by Masseria di Sant'Eramo