• The research of Dr. Amal Kaddoumi, Auburn University is proving the potential of a daily supplement of extra vIrgin olive oil rich in phenolic compounds in Alzheimer's prevention and treatment.

  • Here is the most exciting research on oleocanthal and metastatic prostate cancer. This study validated the nutraceutical effect of oleocanthal on the progression of PC. 

  • High Phenolic EVOO vs Regular EVOO What’s the difference? High phenolic extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) is often considered superior to regular EVOO due to its significantly higher levels of phenolic compounds. Phenolic compounds are natural antioxidants found in olive oil that contribute to its various health benefits and overall quality. Here are some well […]

  • ARISTOLEO AWARDS HAVE DONE IT AGAIN! ARISTOLEO AWARDS FOR JANUARY 2023 Since the start of the Aristoleo Awards in 2016 for high phenolic EVOO, I saw it as a journey of discovery. Each year we have a different theme to explore the many aspects of olive oil one by one. Now we have the Aristoleo […]

  • Olive Oil Wars UPDATED May 26, 2020 The conflict within the olive oil industry began in 2012. When the EU 432/2012 labelling health claim regulation for polyphenols in olive oil came into effect. It is growing more vicious, and more manipulative. The true motives behind this conflict are becoming more obvious. One thing is clear. […]

  • The ancient Hellenic diet vs Mediterranean diet Hellenic diet main characteristics are choice. The ancient Hellenic culture chose their ingredients and created recipes with a single purpose; high nutritional content and easy digestion. They could have eaten as much meat as they wanted, but they preferred wild game and ate it only at festivals where […]

  •   Aristoleo Awards 2019 Gastronomy Health Etymologically, the word “gastronomy” is derived from Ancient Greek γαστήρ, gastḗr, “stomach”, and νόμος, nómos, “laws that govern“, and therefore literally means “the law of regulating the stomach”. Gastronomy means health promoting ingredients for nourishment above all. This is the original meaning and substance of recipes which can be […]

  • UPDATED: Sept 09 2018 How do you measure phenolic content in EVOO? This question has been used as a pretext to stalling or even negating the EU 432/2012 health claim labeling regulation since its approval in 2012.. Why would anyone wish to stall or negate the EU 432/health claim for EVOO? The answer can be […]

  • EFSA regulation Health claim for olive oil polyphenols.   The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is an agency of the European Union that provides independent scientific advice and communication on existing and emerging risks associated with the food chain, created by European Regulation 178/2002. EFSA’s work covers all matters with a direct or indirect impact on food […]