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.

The Olive Wellness Institute is dedicated to developing and sharing evidence-based information and resources for the benefit of our community.

Depending on your area of interest, or expertise, we have grouped our resources into bundles to make them more easily accessible.

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Cooking with EVOO – chef resource

Cooking with EVOO – chef resource

Many people think you can’t cook with extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) – however this is not true. In fact, it is one of the safest and healthiest oils to cook with.  This resource takes you through a study conducted by a laboratory, where common cooking oils were heated and various end points were measured […]

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Immune Health E-Book

Immune Health E-Book

Discover the immune health benefits of ancient olive tree products in this e-book, including two delicious and easy immune health recipes from Nutritionist Jessica Cox. View the E-Book here.

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Gut Health E-Book

Gut Health E-Book

Discover the gut health benefits of the ancient olive tree, including two delicious and easy recipes from Nutritionist Jessica Cox.   View the E-Book here.

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Heart Health E-Book

Heart Health E-Book

Discover the heart health benefits from the ancient olive tree, including a delicious roasted cauliflower with tahini dressing recipe inside from Nutritionist Jessica Cox. View the E-Book here.

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Sustainability of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Learn more about the environmental impacts of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and olive products, and why the Mediterranean diet is considered a highly sustainable dietary pattern.

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Cooking vegetables with Extra Virgin Olive Oil – with Joel Feren

Join Dietitian Joel Feren (aka The Nutrition Guy) to learn more about cooking vegetables with Extra Virgin Olive Oil in this video from the Olive Wellness Institute, in partnership with Nutrition Australia.

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Differences Between Olive Oil & Extra Virgin Olive Oil – with Joel Feren

Join Dietitian Joel Feren (aka The Nutrition Guy) as he explains the differences between olive oil, and extra virgin olive oil in this video from the Olive Wellness Institute, in partnership with Nutrition Australia.

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The Taste Profile of Extra Virgin Olive Oil – with Steph Geddes

Join Steph Geddes, a Registered Nutritionist, as she discusses the taste profile of extra virgin olive oil in this video from the Olive Wellness Institute, in partnership with Nutrition Australia.

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Safety of Cooking With Olive Oil – with Steph Geddes

Join Steph Geddes, Registered Nutritionist, to learn more about the safety of cooking with Extra Virgin Olive Oil in this video from the Olive Wellness Institute, in partnership with Nutrition Australia.

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From Tree to Table: The Journey of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

From Tree to Table: The Journey of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Amongst health professionals, extra virgin olive oil is well known for its health benefits – however less is known about the journey of growing olive trees through to producing high quality extra virgin olive oil, and how important the process is for the resultant taste, quality, and healthfulness of the oil. In this free webinar, […]

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Nutrition for women: the role of the Mediterranean Diet and extra virgin olive oil in general health, and in conditions such as PCOS and endometriosis

Nutrition for women: the role of the Mediterranean Diet and extra virgin olive oil in general health, and in conditions such as PCOS and endometriosis

Women’s health needs vary widely between individuals and at different life stages. But one common theme is the need for good nutrition. The Mediterranean Diet, and extra virgin olive oil have been shown to assist with health issues ranging from general wellbeing through to reproductive concerns. In this webinar, Accredited Practising Dietitian Susie Burrell will […]

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Food and Mood: How the Mediterranean Diet and extra virgin olive oil can affect mental health

Food and Mood: How the Mediterranean Diet and extra virgin olive oil can affect mental health

The evidence linking mental health and diet has grown steadily over the last few years, and we now know that what we eat can impact both our mood and our risk of mental health conditions. The Mediterranean diet has emerged as one of the best eating patterns for mental health, with studies showing links to […]

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Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Can You Cook With That?

Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Can You Cook With That?

The Olive Wellness Institute and Nutrition Australia are pleased to bring you this exciting webinar, titled ‘Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Can You Cook With That?’, featuring presenters Leandro Ravetti and Chef Emma Rosen.

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Food as Medicine for the modern health era: Mushrooms & Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Food as Medicine for the modern health era: Mushrooms & Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Watch Herbalist and Naturopathic Clinician Ian Breakspear and Nutrition Scientist and mushroom researcher Dr Flavia Fayet-Moore as they explore a ‘food as medicine’ approach to health and immunity, and its potential to help combat the health challenges that we face today and into the future. Brought to you by: Australian Mushrooms, The Olive Wellness Institute […]

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Busting The Myth That Cooking In Olive Oil Will Ruin Your Pans

Busting The Myth That Cooking In Olive Oil Will Ruin Your Pans

There is a common myth in Australia that cooking with Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) can ruin cookware, such as non-stick pans (e.g. Teflon pans). This belief is specifically supported by some manufacturers’ specifications that oils with higher smoke points are more suitable for cooking with Teflon coated (TC) pans and that EVOO could be […]

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