What is Extra Virgin Olive Oil?

Extra virgin is the highest quality and most expensive olive oil classification. It should have no defects and a flavor of fresh olives. In chemical terms extra virgin olive oil is described as having a free acidity, expressed as oleic acid, of not more than 0.8 grams per 100 grams and a peroxide value of less than 20 milliequivalent O2. […]

‘Food Is Medicine’ Seminar Highlights Health Benefits of Olive Oil

This month the organizations Nutrition Australia and the Australian Olive Association are co-hosting a series of free seminars on the health benefits of consuming extra virgin olive oil. The events are being held in Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane and Sydney and include a two-course lunch and presentations by three experts in the field.  Aimed primarily at health professionals, the “Let Food […]

Olive Oil Benefits and Uses

BENEFITS AND USES Virgin and extra virgin olive oils are the only vegetable oils that can be consumed raw, without having been refined or rectified, so they retain all of their vitamins, essential fatty acids and other natural components of high dietetic value. olive oil, like all fats, is characterised by its high content of fatty acids. But not all […]