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olive oil

Apr 29, 2014 — Spring in Edirne means the annual Liver Festival, where locals feast on the fried livers of lambs that grazed on nearby plains. It's just the thing to get you through a long day of oil wrestling.
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Sep 30, 2013 — Increasingly, high quality oils have a harvest date stamped on the label. Why? Olive oil goes rancid and loses many of the beneficial compounds in just a few months. If the oil stings the back of your throat, the beneficial compounds are there, experts say.
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Feb 25, 2013 — People who stuck with diets rich in olive oil and nuts had about a 30 percent lower risk of experiencing a major cardiovascular problem, such as a heart attack or stroke, than people who followed a low-fat diet.
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Dec 6, 2012 — Across the U.S., olive oil production is expanding. But domestic product accounts for only a small sliver of olive oil sold in the U.S. American producers say their foreign competitors aren't playing fair. One issue: mislabeling.
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Dec 5, 2012 — Olive trees symbolize peace and freedom for the Palestinian people, but the economic realities of living in the West Bank are making it harder than ever to cultivate and harvest this traditional food source.
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Sep 25, 2012 — Greek businessmen say the country has never managed to properly market its prized olive oil. They say many of the country's business practices will have to change if it is to become a player on the world market.
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Jun 16, 2011 — French researchers found an association between liberal use of olive oil and a lower risk of stroke for elderly people. The findings suggest consumption of the oil could have a health benefit, but the claim needs to be proved in more rigorous study, other researchers say.
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