Málaga – Spain
Health Matters Convention
With the attendance of over fifty experts, scientists, doctors, chefs, chemists, nutritionists, pharmacists and producers of EVOO from the United States, Greece, Italy, Australia and Spain, was closed on Saturday 27th May in the city of Málaga “Health Matters Convention” The last public event was the opening of the first restaurant in a City where it is cooked only with extra virgin olive oil.
Prior to this inauguration were given the HEALTH & FOOD AWARDS Awards, which this year were awarded to more than thirty personalities and institutions in the field of Health, Gastronomy, Science and Extra Virgin Olive Oil. We highlight the one given to Professor Gary Beauchamp, from Philadelphia, USA, for his discovery of Oleocanthal, an anti-inflammatory similar to Ibuprofen that is created naturally during the malaxation period t of the olives that gives rise to EVOO.
The Department of Bromatology of the University of Granada, the Master Mill of EVOO of Jaén, Juan Torres, the Directors of the prestigious PREDIMED study, Drs. Ramón Estruch and Rosa Lamuela, JA TELLO Laboratories of Jaén and MODERN OLIVES of Melbourne and the company JACOLIVA of Cáceres took the AWARDS of Gold.
In SILVER, the Director of the Harvard University Firefighters Project, Dr Stefanos Kales, Oli Oli Biodinamico, Valencia, CHEF Javi Blázquez de Jaén, MAKRO-GASTROLEUM and the Argentine Agronomist, Leandro Ravetti from Australia.
The BRONZE medals were for the Greek Producer Dimitris Therianos, the prestigious OLIMERCA Magazine, the OLIVE Restaurants of Torrevieja and MAROLEUM of Málaga, La Casona from Jaén, and Researcher Oreste Gualillo of the Xergas in Galicia.
Dr Gary Beauchamp, receives from Dr.Jose Amérigo andl Dr.Prokopios Magiatis the SPECIAL GOLD AWARD by its discovery of the Oleocanthaland his long lasting scientific career
COOKING EVOO SEMINAR
The Convention opened with the Seminar “Why you should always cook with EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL”, addressed to CHEFS and owners of Restaurants.
Dr. Velasco of the Institute of Fats of the CSIC in Seville, who spoke on fried foods with EVOO, Dr. Javier Bermúdez of the IBIMA in Málaga who spoke on healthy fats, Prof. Javier Quesada of the Faculty Pharmacology-Bromatology of the University of Granada that exposed the health of the Phenols, Dr. Julia Warnberg, Faculty of Medicine of the University of Málaga and in charge of the study PREDIMED in the province, the CHEF, Firo Vázquez who spoke on the GASTROLEUM application and CHEF Daniel Garcia Peinado from MAROLEUM, who talked about the cooking techniques of the EVOO in kitchen.
Dr. Jose Amérigo, who lectured on THE COOKING Program, Teaching Healthy EVOO, together with the food technologist, Ascensión Rueda, and Dra. Nutricionist, Mary Flynn, from Brown University, USA, that speaks about her clinic experience in patients about how to cook with EVOO and the Mediterranean Diet.
An advanced program that was presented at the Seminar and that had its expression in the five-day meals that lasted the Convention.
“Teaching Healthy EVOO Cooking” Teaching Cooking with healthy EVOO. From the technical hand of Dr.Amérigo and the Food Technologist Ascensión Rueda and from the practice in Cooking of the young CHEF Javi Blázquez, it is tried to start in the Restaurants that adhere to the International Cooking Academy with EVOO.
EVOO-ICA, some protocols for ingredients and form of cooking, which are then analyzed to know the final composition.
During the FIVE days of the Convention, the “Chef del Olivar” Javi Blázquez developed 5 traditional dishes, tortillas, fish, meats, garlic and rice, along with starters and desserts.
All of them made Exclusively with EVOO, different temperatures and forms of cooking.
The originality in the presentations and its excellent preparation have made this young Chef of Villanueva del Arzobispo in Jaén, as a reality in the world of Healthy Cooking, a concept that will impose itself over time.
THE SATELLITE CONFERENCES
The first conference was chaired by CHEF Firo Vázquez who, after reviewing GASTROLEUM, the application of EVOO for mobile, stopped to outline GLOBAL GASTROLEUM a new application of an international character that is going to develop more to the measure of the customers. So that either personally or as part of a Corporate Group, you can access information, courses, training and practice on the EVOO and the Mediterranean Diet. Especially to develop in countries like United States or Japan.
Jose Luis Bergillos, Vice-President of SAO-.AE, presented the ARISTOIL Project, aimed at Denominations of Origin, Mill Masters and Entrepreneurs.
The European ARISTOIL project involving Greece, Italy, Croatia, Spain and Cyprus has three aims: 1) to develop the knowledge of Phenols as a differentiating element of OILS, with a stake Free for any producer who wants to know their levels of phenols, over the next three years. 2) Development of new rapid measurement techniques at the foot of Almazara. And 3) the implementation of a Seal of Accreditation. All this that SAO-AE has already launched in Spain.
Dr.José Amérigo spoke of MARKETING, EVOO AND HEALTH, MAS HEALTH, a need for the Spanish Producers to direct their efforts to commercialize their EVOO with the Health flag and not as until now with the one of the “fruiting” of their olives juices.
Dr. Amérigo warned that the only legend authorized in the bottles and by which the quality of EVOO will be known is due to the composition of fatty acids and phenols, authentic values for the health of Consumers.
He insisted that the European Union is very clear when defining the health properties of the EVOO and that at no time should consumers buy EVOO for their amount or kind of volatiles but for their richness in natural chemical elements.
Justino Corchero, CEO of MO, Manzanilla- Oleocanthal presented its star product, a new conception in the presentation and content of EVOO, “the luxury of nature” made with passion from the extraction of AOVE until its packaging and presentation, a form of To raise a very large commodity for the health of people, millennial and natural, even in its sustainability.
WORLD BEST HEALTHY EVOO CONTEST PRIZES, at Málaga Costa del Sol 2017
The delivery of the Contest itself was an event. More than 30 EVOO Producers were awarded worldwide for the first time, in a Competition where what is rewards is the composition of the same
It was awarded with the most important award U.S. Green Mission of California, USA, winner of WORLD BEST HEALTHY EVOO CONTEST, 2017, followed by OLEOBERCHO and LA CASONA both from Jaén.
And three other EVOO from Greece, KASELL, THERIANOS and EIRINI PLOMARIOU as well as CASAS DE HUALDO, JACOLIVA, OLI OLI, LA ALQUERIA and LA SOLANA 2, among the top 10 in the world of a selection of 43 presented.
THE GOLDEN PAN TO THE BEST WORLD HEALTHY EVOO FOR COOKING
LA CASONA, from Jaén, won the GASTRINIMY CONTEST to the BEST WORLD HEALTHY EVOO for Cooking. The final between the THREE winners of the WBHEC, US Green Mission, Oleobercho and La Casona, was decided by the JURY of five members, under the Presidency of New York CHEF Maria Loi, CHEF Javi Blázquez, cook two different plates with the three EVOOS and the final resulta was: LA CASONA, with 14 points, US Green Mission, 8 and Oleobercho, 7.
The WBHEC Prize Ceremony was the culmination of the first day of the Oleocanthal International Society where tackled such interesting topics as the Indiana Firefighters Project and other Corporate Groups in the United States, in which will be present commercially Spanish EVOO, based on its proven quality scientifically.
This Project will involve the direct distribution of EVOO to thousands of American families who participate in a Food exchange program and to disseminate it to all Professions such as physicians, nurses, etc
Clara Villanueva representative of SERENDIPITY WORLDWIDE in Spain, one of the entities that promotes the WORLD BEST HEALTHY EVOO CONTESTHead of the WORLD BEST HEALTHY CONTEST, has said that EVOO, participating in this Program will be distributed directly through a Direct Program whose center will be installed in Miami, Florida, USA.
WORLD BEST HEALTHY EVOO for 2017 have already been called for a new Contest and the ceremony of delivery will be held in the United States in 2018.