The Olive Wellness Institute is a science repository on the nutrition,
health and wellness benefits of olives and olive products, which is
all subject to extensive peer review.

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The olive tree.

Nature’s ancient source of health and wellness.

The institute is guided by scientific experts that specialise in the nutrition, health and wellness benefits related to olive products. This website is intended to be the go to source of credible information relating to the nutrition, health and wellness benefits of olives and olive products, such as Extra Virgin Olive Oil and other products derived from the olive tree.

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Compare oils

Oils are used every day to prepare and cook food. How do we choose an oil that is the healthiest? The type of oil in the diet can have a positive or negative effect on our health depending on the following factors; the source of the oil, the amount of antioxidants found in the oil, the fat profile of the oil; is it mainly saturated or unsaturated fat or does it contain trans fats? And lastly, what types of cooking methods or meal preparation is a particular oil most suitable for. This Oil Comparison section is designed to help you choose the most suitable oil for your health.

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Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the fresh juice of the olive that is naturally high in antioxidants and healthy fats
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Cooking with Extra Virgin Olive Oil
When you cook in high quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil, the healthy nutrients from the oil can enrich the food, boosting the antioxidant content of the meal.
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Olive Leaf Extract
Olive leaf extract is a potent natural antioxidant that can provide many health and wellness benefits.
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Advisory Panel

The Olive Wellness Institute has an expert Advisory Panel, to provide insight and guidance, and to ensure a high level of scientific direction. The functions of the Advisory Panel members are to provide evidence-based guidance to the Olive Wellness Institute, to ensure:

  • The Olive Wellness Institute is viewed as a highly credible, evidence-based source of olive nutrition, health and wellness information.
  • All information that is prepared and released by the Olive Wellness Institute is credible, non-biased and scientifically sound.
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