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  • n. A complex glycoside, found in the leaves of olive and privet, that may have a beneficial effect on the immune system


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  • Olive leaf contains a compound called oleuropein acid, a natural microbe buster, which is effective against numerous viruses, bacteria, and fungi.

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  • Olive oil is high in monounsaturated fats and antioxidants, such as oleuropein, which help prevent LDL or bad cholesterol from clogging your arteries.

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  • Pure salt leaches out most of the water in the olives, which also has the effect of leaching out the oleuropein.

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  • The purpose of the cure is to leach out the oleuropein -- an extremely bitter water-soluble chemical.

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  • Olives Fresh olives are practically inedible thanks to their ample endowment of a bitter phenolic substance, oleuropein, and its relatives.

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  • But their unique character is determined by repeated brief lye treatments to leach out and break down oleuropein, and the addition of an iron solution and dissolved oxygen to react with phenolic compounds and turn the skin black.

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  • Alkaline conditions actually break bitter oleuropein down, and also breach the waxy outer cuticle and dissolve cell-wall materials.

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  • Olive juice extract (fresh fruit) [6% hydroxytyrosol (0.75 mg), 3% oleuropein (0.38 mg)] 10 mg

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  • They found out that olive oil contains oleuropein, an anti-bacterial compound that stops

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  • The phytochemical oleuropein is present in large quantities in the leaf but in lower quantities in olive oil. - Stuff


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