The Inside Story On Olive Oil

The Inside Story On Olive Oil

A new study says a Mediterranean diet prevents heart disease, thanks in part to the ubiquitous olive oil. We explore what's really inside that dark bottle, what extra virgin really means and why olive oil is so good for you.

A new study says a Mediterranean diet prevents heart disease, thanks in part to the ubiquity of olive oil. Many of us use it regularly, but what do we really know about the juice of olives? Researchers warn that some inexpensive olive oil is rancid or adulterated with other oils. Food Wednesday examines what's inside that dark bottle, what "extra virgin" denotes and why genuine olive oil is so good for you.

Guests

Cary Kelly

Owner, Ah Love Oil & Vinegar (in Arlington and Fairfax, VA)

Dan Flynn

Executive Director, UC Davis Olive Center

Diamantis Pierrakos

Co-owner, Laconiko olive oil producer and importer

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