Tag Archives: Mediterranean Diet


Oils & Fats News April 2014

New Website Chris Newey of Foodworks has been revitalising our website. The address and login are as before and we will continue to add relevant information for the industry and academia. The new site is meant to be interactive and to encourage participation in discussions. We hope also to continue the fight against non-scientific myths which only serve to confuse the consumer. http://www.oilsfats.org.nz/ Modified Mediterranean Diet For many years now the benefits of the traditional Mediterranean diet have been promoted with these benefits attributed to…

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Oils and Fats News April 2012

Phosphatidylserine A recent visitor to New Zealand, a scientist from Israel, informed us of developments with phosphatidylserine which is a phospholipid found in soybean, egg and buttermilk. Whilst phosphatidylcholine has been well researched since it is a key component of lecithin, its sister molecule has not. Researchers have now found that phosphatidylserine has significant effects on preventing cognitive decline. The Enzymotec product is non-GMO and is derived from vegan sources with a recommended daily dose of 100 mg. This reviewer because of advancing age is…

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Oils and Fats News January 2012

AAOCS Adelaide This was an excellent meeting in November and the synopsis of the event has been written up by Matt Miller and is on the oils and fats website. www.oilsfats.org.nz The group in collaboration with the Universities is planning a one day training session on the use of edible oils in the food industry. The date has been set for August 29th at Massey Albany. More details to follow as planning gets underway. Olive Oil and Pancreatis Substances found in virgin olive oil and…

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Oils & Fats News June 2008

Conference – November The website is now up and running for registration to Functional Foods & Edible Oils – The Future, www.foodworks.co.nz/ffoods .  Speaker’s biographies and updated programme are also to be found on the website. Early bird registrants (before 21/09/08) get this two day conference for $440 plus $100 for the dinner. Registrations are coming in – numbers are limited so book your place now. Lorenzo’s Oil – 30 Years On It is sad to note the passing in America of Lorenzo Odore whose…

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Oils & Fats News October 2007

{{unknown}}AGM and Book Launch A sunny day at the picturesque Villa Maria Winery in Mangere was the perfect setting for the launch of the book “Handbook of Australasian Edible Oils”. This book is now available and can be ordered by downloading the order form on the Oils and Fats website. At the AGM the current committee were re-elected and a vote of heartfelt thanks was given to the Editor of the book Professor Charmian J. O’Connor. The treasurer Shane Lal featured recently in the July…

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Oils & Fats News August 2007

AGM and Book launch This is now booked for Sunday lunchtime, August 5th at Villa Maria winery in Mangere. A great way to fill in those Winter Sunday lunchtimes, so come along and enjoy good wine and food and purchase the book at vastly reduced prices. The book is entitled “Handbook of Australasian Edible Oils”. (Book tickets off the website. (See advert in the journal.) Olive oil processing course The first Olives New Zealand Processors Course was held on 29 & 30 June and 1…

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