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How is Traditional Balsamic Vinegar Produced? How is Traditional Balsamic Vinegar Produced?

Commercial grade products found in large grocery stores imitate the traditional product. They are made of wine vinegar with the addition of coloring, caramel and sometimes thickeners like guar gum or corn flour to artificially simulate the sweetness and thickness of the aged Aceto Balsamic Tradizionale di Modena.There is no aging involved and hundreds of thousands of liters can be produced EVERY DAY! more...


Olive Oil Chemistry Definition Olive Oil Chemistry Definition

Extra Virgin Olive Oil decreases in health benefits over time. Fresh crushed olive oil is like fresh squeezed fruit juice in that it contains the most flavor and nutrients. Old, poorly made and improperly stored extra virgin olive oil yields fewer if any health benefits, undesirable flavor and many are not recommended for HUMAN CONSUMPTION. Becoming intimately familiar with a particular extra virgin olive oil’s flavor characteristics and chemistry i.e antioxidant content, oleic acid, FFA and crush date will help you make a educated decision about which olive oil is right for you. more...


10 Underrated Herbs & Spices and Their Health Benefits 10 Underrated Herbs & Spices and Their Health Benefits

We often think of herbs and spices as just a way to make a meal tastier or prettier to look at but did you know they're jam-packed full of health benefits? That's right - your spice rack is a nutritional wonderland and it's high time you took advantage of it. Here are the best herbs and spices to incorporate into your diet according to nutrition expert, Lisa Guy. * Check out Olive Fusion's spices and loose leaf teas that contain each of these spices. more...


Olive Oil Repairs Failing Hearts Olive Oil Repairs Failing Hearts

Yup, the Mediterranean diet seriously starts today. For broken rat hearts, nothing beats a healthy glug of olive oil. more...


Beverages made with Balsamic Beverages made with Balsamic

Odds are you've spotted shrubs (the vinegar-spiked drink, not the plant) on a cocktail menu or on the shelves in bottle form. If you haven't yet given them a whirl, the time is now: There are more varieties than ever taking advantage of summer's plentiful produce, and shrubs are particularly refreshing in the heat. more...


Olive oil and salad combined 'explain' Med diet success Olive oil and salad combined 'explain' Med diet success

The combination of olive oil and leafy salad or vegetables is what gives the Mediterranean diet its healthy edge, say scientists. When these two food groups come together they form nitro fatty acids which lower blood pressure, they told PNAS journal. more...


Olive Oil Conversion Chart Olive Oil Conversion Chart

Why cook/bake with butter when you can use a healthy, flavorful olive oil? more...


Mediterranean Diet Lowers Risk of Heart Disease in U.S. Firefighters Mediterranean Diet Lowers Risk of Heart Disease in U.S. Firefighters

Would following a Mediterranean-style diet help reduce risk of heart disease and metabolic syndrome in young American professionals? more...


Types of Tea and Their Health Benefits Types of Tea and Their Health Benefits

Regarded for thousands of years in the East as a key to good health, happiness, and wisdom, tea has caught the attention of researchers in the West, who are discovering the many health benefits of different types of teas. more...


Evaluation of Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Sold in CA Evaluation of Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Sold in CA

Study conducted by UC Davis Olive Oil Center, 2011. --- While there are many excellent imported and domestic extra virgin olive oils available in California, our findings indicate that the quality level of the largest imported brand names is inconsistent at best, and that most of the top-selling olive oil brands we examined regularly failed to meet international standards for extra virgin olive oil. more...


Consumer Attitudes on Olive Oil Consumer Attitudes on Olive Oil

Study conducted by UC Davis Olive Oil Center, 2013. --- This survey examined perceptions and attitudes toward olive oil among 2,234 US consumers. more...


What is UP? What is UP?

Ultra Premium (UP) is a new category of olive oil that distinguishes the highest quality olive oil in the world. more...


Mediterranean Diet Linked to Less Inflammation Mediterranean Diet Linked to Less Inflammation

Italian researchers have found that adherence to a Mediterranean diet is associated with lower levels of inflammation markers that are linked with increased risk of coronary heart disease. more...