Olive & Oil30/09/2015

Sensory intensity assessment of olive oils using an electronic tongue

Extra virgin olive oil fruitiness, bitterness and pungency sensations evaluated by a sensory panel and then by electronic tongue. This instrument allows differentiating olive oils with different sensory intensities, and could be used as a preliminary, complementary and practical tool for panelists during olive oil sensory analysis

di R. T.
Health & Gastronomy30/09/2015

Refined carbohydrates and saturated fat are unhealthful

Only those who replace saturated fats with unsaturated fats or whole grains lower their heart disease risk. It's sufficient to replace 5% of energy intake from saturated fats with equivalent energy intake from either polyunsaturated fats, monounsaturated fats, or carbohydrates from whole grains

di S. C.
Health & Gastronomy30/09/2015

The health benefits of garlic: proven health and beauty boosts

Garlic is the biggest jewel in the crown of all medicinal herbs. It prevents colds and shortens their duration, enhances exercise ability, is a therapy for hair loss, prevents arthritis and lung cancer and lowers blood pressure

di S. C.

Science News30/09/2015

The mycorrhizal fungi to decrease the amounts of fertilizers

While mycorrhizal fungi typically only grow on the roots of plants, recent bio-technological breakthroughs now allow scientists to produce massive quantities of the fungus that can be suspended in high concentrations in a gel for easy transportation

di R. T.
World News30/09/2015

European Union offers Tunisia increase of olive oil exports

The European Commission has adopted a legislative proposal offering additional temporary access for Tunisian olive oil to the EU market to help support Tunisia's recovery in the difficult period being faced by the country

di S. C.
Voices31/08/2015

Future of Food Safety and Nutrition

di Vytenis Andriukaitis

World News31/08/2015

The International Olive Council invites the Japanese to “Believe in Olive Oil”

The aim of this new campaign is to introduce new flavours to the Japanese audience and to show how olive oil can be incorporated as a healthy, tasty ingredient in traditional Japanese cuisine

di S. C.
Grapevine & Wine31/08/2015

Vineyard natural habitats assist with butterfly comeback

Researchers found that vineyards that create nearby natural habitats have three times the number of butterfly species and four times more butterflies than conventional vineyards.

di S. C.
Olive & Oil31/08/2015

How much health benefits for quality extra virgin olive oil

Phenolic content of extra virgin olive oil is essential to restore endothelial dysfunction. Olive oil compounds affect endothelial cell functions essential for angiogenesis. Hydroxytyrosol is useful against oxidative alterations induced by mercury in human erythrocytes

di R. T.

Grapevine & Wine31/08/2015

International alert for the grapevine trunk diseases

Grapevine trunk diseases are considered the most destructive diseases of grapevine of the past three decades and are of rapidly growing concern in all wine producing countries. It is well accepted that almost the 20% of the vineyards are affected by these diseases around the world

di R. T.
Health & Gastronomy31/08/2015

Soybean oil could be danger for your health

UC Riverside scientists found mice on high soybean oil diet showed increased levels of weight gain and diabetes compared to mice on a high fructose diet or high coconut oil diet

di S. C.
Science News31/08/2015

The pollinator's decline could harm health of millions

Pollinators play a key role in roughly 35% of global food production and are directly responsible for up to 40% of the world’s supply of micronutrients such as vitamin A and folate

di S. C.

Olive & Oil31/08/2015

Synthesis of aroma compounds of virgin olive oil

Increasing the hydroperoxide lyase activity causes an increased synthesis of volatile compounds. The activity is rapidly inactivated during olive fruit milling

di R. T.
Health & Gastronomy31/08/2015

Music can change the making food

Is importat to cook with music? What kind of music in the kitchen? One of the main problems are how to motivate the staff who will likely be working a long shift

di R. T.
Health & Gastronomy31/08/2015

Resveratrol is found to reduce depression

A new study finds that resveratrol — a natural anti-inflammatory agent found in the skin of red grapes — can prevent inflammation as well as depression-related behaviors in rodents exposed to a social stres

di S. C.

Health & Gastronomy29/08/2015

Breastfeeding may expose infants to toxic chemicals

It is the first study to show the extent to which PFASs are transferred to babies through breast milk, and to quantify their levels over time. The results suggest that breast milk is a major source of PFAS exposure during infancy.

di S. C.
World News29/08/2015

Drink your vegetables: Center shows kids it can be easy and tasty to be green

Hiding vegetables inside other foods may be an outdated approach to get kids to eat their greens. The Center for Childhood Obesity and Research has another idea: Draw attention to them

di S. C.