Several news items have crossed my desk recently looking at the potential health benefits of olive oil.
Three I want to share:
– A fascinating story broadcast on NPR looked at how the residents of a tiny Greek island in the North Aegean Sea have an uncanny ability to live to be 90 or more. In fact, Icaria has the highest percentage of nonagenarians (“ninety-somethings”) on Earth. It turns out their diet is “very high” in olive oil.
– Cookbook author and healthy eating guru Martha Rose Shulman writes in The New York Times that extra virgin olive oil is among the 12 foods she always tries to keep in the pantry.
If you need any ideas for recipes using extra virgin olive oil, we have plenty to share.
Claude S. Weiller
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
California Olive Ranch