This past Monday, NPR's Morning Edition delighted us by covering one of our favorite topics: olive oil.
Detailing the health benefits of consuming fresh extra virgin olive oil, the segment called upon Dr. Mary Flynn of Brown University's Medical School as well as Tom Mueller, author of Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil, as industry experts. Flynn outlined the results of a study that determined consuming 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil daily reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke by 30 percent.
Championing the fight for truth in olive oil production, Mueller provided listeners with tips on how to find fresh EVOO. Tom's underlying message? Find oils that provide the crush date (also known as harvest date). A recently harvested oil ensures you're receiving optimal health benefits.
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