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Just how much is the recommended dose of 2 tablespoons a day?

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Oil in Salads Increases Absorption of Nutrients

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An Iowa State University researcher found that oil brings out the full nutritional benefits of vegetables. Click here to read the full article!


HUILE D’OLIVE: LA QUÊTE DE LA QUALITÉ

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Dans les dernières années, la popularité de l’huile d’olive n’a cessé de croître, générant, au même rythme, un marché de la contrefaçon bien huilé ........... full article


What’s  with Peroxide & Acidity levels in extra virgin olive oil?

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This Peroxide is NOT what you associate with bleached blonds. It is a chemical measurement  that indicates the freshness of olive oil. To qualify as Extra Virgin olive oil this level must be less than 20%. The lower the better and fresher.  More info here.   The Acidity level is also a measure of freshness. It is completely tasteless and is a chemical description of the extent the oil has been oxidized, or exposed to oxygen. To qualify as Extra Virgin olive oil the level must be less than 0.8 degrees. Again the lower the better and the fresher. Refined oil...


When buying olive oil ...

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When buying olive oil remember that the crooks make more money selling fake oil than they do drugs. Their label will stress what everyone knows; extra virgin olive oil, cold press, first press. You must look further. The name of the olive used for the oil. The harvest date, not the sell by date which is flexible and arbitrary. The harvest date will be starting anywhere from September to December in the Northern Hemisphere depending on the location of the groves, and 6 months later in the Southern Hemisphere. The DOP, or government stamp, that guarantees the authenticity of the...