Olive Oil Science

Choose the most protective packaging

Choose the most protective packaging

Light is the num­ber one enemy for any pack­aged extra vir­gin olive oil. The more a pack­age of EVOO is exposed to light, the more its con­tent will lose its health ben­e­fits and fla­vor pro­file. This means that trans­par­ent bot­tles con­stantly exposed to light will not remain ​‘extra vir­gin’ for more than just 3-4 weeks. Unfortunately, […] read more

Filtered olive oil is the only choice!!

Filtered olive oil is the only choice!!

Olive oil filtration is an important stage of olive oil production, as it helps to remove any solid microparticles and moisture, increasing the oil’s shelf life and preserving all of its qualitative and organoleptic characteristics (positive fruity flavors). A bottle of unfiltered olive oil is a rancid oil with unwanted attributes trapped inside, as well […] read more

Extra Virgin Olive Oil : More than a healthy fat

Extra Virgin Olive Oil : More than a healthy fat

To say that Covid has thrown a wrench in the works of the entire planet is no exaggeration. Having a vaccine is a large part of the solution to this global health crisis. So is building a stronger immune system. The anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immune system properties of the Mediterranean Diet, and in particular of […] read more

Use Extra Virgin Olive Oil for your kids nutritional habits

Use Extra Virgin Olive Oil for your kids nutritional habits

With schools reopening, kids may use all kinds of excuses to skip doing their homework. But guess what… Research has shown that students are able to learn better when they’re well-nourished, and healthy meals have been linked to higher grades, better memory and alertness, and faster information processing. Extra virgin olive oil helps children’s growth […] read more

Olive oil in cocktails, huh?

Olive oil in cocktails, huh?

Did you know that Extra Virgin olive oil will add a ton of smooth flavor and cut through the “bite” of alcohol? Bartenders swear by it. Take the ‘Torali Martini’ by Leo Enriquez, Food & Beverage Manager, at The Ritz-Carlton, in Chicago, IL. Just add the following ingredients 1 ½ oz. Plymouth Gin, 1 ½ […] read more

How to select High-Polyphenol Olive Oils

How to select High-Polyphenol Olive Oils

Consumers interested in the health benefits often ask how to find high-polyphenol extra virgin olive oils. Only a few brands list polyphenol contents online, but often as just a plain number, without an explicit mention of the units in which the polyphenol values were measured. This creates confusion since different polyphenol test methods may be […] read more

Olive Oil and Oxidative stress

Olive Oil and Oxidative stress

Oxidative stress is defined as an imbalance between the oxidant and antioxidant systems of the body, in favor of the oxidants. Oxidative stress produced by free radicals has been linked to the development of several diseases such as cardiovascular, cancer, and neurodegenerative diseases. Olive oil is the main source of fat of the Mediterranean diet […] read more

6 Surprising Health Benefits of Olive Oil

6 Surprising Health Benefits of Olive Oil

Olive oil has been a staple of Mediterranean cultures for thousands of years, dating back to the Ancient Greeks and it remains the most popular cooking oil in the region to this day. As a result, olive oil consumption has been associated with everything from improved cholesterol levels to better mood to stronger bones. Here […] read more

A quick

A quick “Olive Oil Sensory Analysis” lesson by MONOGRAM Team

HOW TO TASTE AN OLIVE OIL-“SENSORY ANALYSIS” (STEP BY STEP) 1.Pour about 15ml of olive oil in a suitable cup or glass. 2.Hold the cup with one hand to warm up the sample and with the other one cover the cup 3.Swirl gently the cap or glass slightly in all directions to wet the inner […] read more

Greek salad is a

Greek salad is a “Must”

The Greek salad is a staple of our cuisine!!! It is always present on the dinner table, accompanying almost all meals or even standing alone as a main dish. Made up of simple and pure ingredients, including tomato, cucumber, onion, Kalamata authentic olives, a pinch of salt and dried oregano, topped with a slice of […] read more