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20 Fascinating Facts about Greece

Everyone knows that Greece is the cradle of Western Civilization, however, there are some facts that very few people are aware of.

Virgin Olive Oil Can Prevent Breast Cancer, New Study Shows

Women following a Mediterranean diet with extra virgin olive oil are 68% less likely to develop breast cancer compared to those on other diets, new research shows. The Mediterranean diet originates from Europe, predominantly includes natural ingredients from Italy, Greece...

Starbucks Introduces Olive Oil Coffee

The world's largest coffee chain Starbucks announced the launch of  a line of olive oil-infused drinks in Italy. Chief executive Howard Schultz says olive oil's "unexpected, velvety, buttery flavor... enhanced the coffee and lingers beautifully on the palate." "Now, there's going...

Olive Oil May Help You Live Longer, Lower Risks from Alzheimer’s Disease

A recent study says that substituting olive oil for butter and other saturated fats could improve your health and extend your lifespan by years. Researchers found that people who have over half a tablespoon of olive oil a day are...

Greece Vows to Restore Burned Delphi Olive Grove

Greece will restore the Delphi olive grove that was badly damaged during a wildfire last summer, PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis said. “A total of 60,000 olive trees will be planted in the area to replace those that were burned in the...

Greece Set to Become Second-Largest Olive Oil Producer in Europe

Greece is set to overcome Italy and become Europe's second-largest olive oil producer after Spain according to a new research report published recently. The Italian Institute for the Agricultural and Food Market of Ismea estimates that olive oil in Italy...

Extra Virgin Olive Oil May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

A study tested extra virgin olive oil in a clinical trial with mild cognitive impairment, characteristic of an early stage of Alzheimer’s.

Greece Markets Famous Ancient Olympia Olive Oil

Citizens of the world can now enjoy a taste of Ancient Olympia, home to the Olympic Games, in the form of its olive oil. The Hellenic Ministry of Tourism and Sports, along with the Office for the Promotion of Cultural...

Why Greek Olive Oil is the Best in the World

Greek olive oil is synonymous with Greek tradition, a healthy diet and its rich history, Called  “Liquid Gold," it epitomizes the country.

How to Live More Than a Century: Olive Oil and the Mediterranean Diet

Many scientific studies have provided evidence of olive oil’s health benefits and its central role in the Mediterranean diet.