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News Archives: June 2011

Why Do Pesticide Residues Appear on Some Organic Foods?

June 27th, 2011

Aren’t pesticides banned from organic farming? For the most part, yes. The most toxic pesticides are forbidden. Synthetic substances are largely prohibited, too. These are some of the main reasons people buy organic food. What’s a “Natural” Pesticide? But natural substances can act as pesticides, too. A natural pesticide called spinosad can be made by [...]

Can Olive Oil Protect Against Stroke?

June 20th, 2011

Check out this new study from France, finding that olive oil may reduce your risk of stroke!

Why We Use Olives 100% from Spain

June 14th, 2011

Spain is the world’s biggest olive oil producer. It takes pride in growing many of the world’s most popular olives. But Spain’s unique climate, soil and delicious olive varieties aren’t the only reason we use solely olives from Spain to make Frank. Timing Is Everything Using only olives from one region in southern Spain lets [...]

How To Prevent E. coli Breakouts

June 8th, 2011

Worried about the latest E. coli outbreak? The good news is, it appears to be quieting down. The bad news is, it’s already sickened over 2,400 people across Europe and some in the States. Oh Where, oh Where Does E. coli Come from? But the risk of E. coli outbreaks can be greatly reduced, by [...]

Where Does That “Bite” Come from in the Back of Your Throat?

June 4th, 2011

Ever tasted a great olive oil and felt that “bite” in the back of your throat? Peppery, a little bit bitter. Nothing quite like it. Oleocanthal That bite comes from a compound that’s abundant in the picual olive, the number one olive in Frank. (Frank is an careful blend of picual, hojiblanca and arbequina olives.) [...]