Friday, 18 October 2019

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2019 WA Olive Awards winners announced

The winners of the awards were announced at a dinner held on Saturday, October 12. More than 70 people attended the dinner to celebrate the 2019  competition. Chief Steward, Anj Walla, said the competition this year was ‘truly amazing’. There were…

cover of book Table Olives & AS/ISO22000
classic sofrito sauce

Classic sofrito

Print Classic Sofrito It's easy to make a classic sofrito-style sauce full of healthy polyphenols from olive oil and vegetables. Sofrito is a basic tomato sauce that is made all over Spain. It's easy to put together—simply sauté tomatoes, onions, garlic, and…

Pot of sofrito sauce
Oil drops

Extra virgin olive oil misses out on Health Star upgrade

Olive oil has been short-changed within Australia’s Health Star Rating (HSR) system despite a five-year review of the program. It’s prompted the Australian Olive Association (AOA) to call for a regulated exemption of edible oils from the HSR system. The…

Boundary Bend predicts good yield

The olive harvest is underway for major producer Boundary Bend, which is confident it will produce more olive oil than it did last year.

Stone tablet image pressing the farmers olive oil
Shopper in supermarket choosing olive oil

Olive oil should have a 5-star health rating

Despite overwhelming evidence, the Australian Health Star Rating System (HSR) plans to rank Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) 4 stars and Canola Oil and Sunflower Oil 5 stars. The 5-year review of the Australian Health Star Rating System (HSR) closes…