Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: A ‘greener’ way to take the bitterness out of olives

(American Chemical Society) Olives are staples of the Mediterranean diet, which has been linked to a reduced incidence of cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's disease and other conditions. However, freshly picked olives are very bitter and require curing or processing to make them palatable, using lots of water and, sometimes, harsh chemicals. Now, researchers have found a more environmentally friendly way to remove bitter phenolic compounds from olives. They report their results in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.