April 30, 2012
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Oleuropein, found mainly in olive leaves, gives extra-virgin olive oil its pungent taste. Its powerful antioxidant activity makes olive oil among the healthiest plant-derived oils. Recently, oleuropein has also shown anti-inflammation properties. In one study, R. M. Giner and co-workers used it to alleviate acute ulcerative colitis in mice.

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