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the contrary, the negative effects are
well documented in scientific literature, even though there is still work
to be done to transfer such knowl-
edge down to commercial level.
Back to the concept of a
Mediterranean diet for broilers: We
can isolate for the purposes of this
discussion the specific mention to
olive oil and red wine. First, it is
important to realize that olive trees
and vines live a long and prosperous life, the same if not longer than
some varieties of tea trees. What
characterizes such long-living
plants is their abundant production of antioxidant compounds -
among a myriad of other beneficial
compounds, of course. Modern human medicinal practices praise the
beneficial effects of moderate consumption of all of the above products, stressing the importance of
receiving adequate antioxidant
compounds especially under stressful conditions. In broilers, such
conditions include super-rapid
growth, over-crowding, sub-clinical
disease pressure, uncomfortable
bedding conditions, parasitic infections and, of course, heat stress.
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The olive tree produces oleuropein, which is a phenolic bitter compound found in green
olives and olive leaves. It is the
same bitter compound that makes
eating unprocessed olives an unpleasant experience. Oleuropein,
however, is currently believed
to posses medicinal properties
as an antioxidant and stimulator of the immune system. Other
important bio-active compounds
are oleuropein and hydroxytyrosol, luteolin, rutin, caffeic acid, catechin and apigenin, and elenolic acid. In fact, oleuropein, together
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