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Palestinian farmers Naser El Khatib and Thaer El Taher stand on land filled with their olive trees at the edge of Beitunia, across from an area controlled by Israel in the occupied West Bank, on Dec. 2. Tamir Kalifa for NPR hide caption

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In the West Bank, Palestinian olive farmers fear for the worst in this year's harvest

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Chef Aarón Sánchez's Brussels sprouts with roasted jalapeño vinaigrette and Chef Sohla El-Waylly's apple (hand) pie Brussels sprouts: Randy Schmidt / Pies: Sohla El-Waylly hide caption

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Brussels sprouts: Randy Schmidt / Pies: Sohla El-Waylly

3 Recipes For Cooking Up A Scaled-Down, Low-Key Thanksgiving Meal

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Coconut oil's potential health benefits are outweighed by its heavy dose of saturated fat, most nutrition experts say. Saturated fat is associated with an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. Russ Rohde/Getty Images/Cultura RF hide caption

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Is Coconut Oil All It's Cracked Up To Be? Get The Facts On This Faddish Fat

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The Yocha Dehe tribe grows, mills and markets its own extra-virgin olive oil. The tribe's mill uses top-of-the-line equipment imported from Florence, Italy. Courtesy of Lisa Morehouse hide caption

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Native American Tribe Bets On Olive Oil

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Damaged olives hang in the grove belonging to Augusto Spagnoli, an oil producer from Nerola, near Rome. Producers and experts declared Italy's 2014 olive harvest the worst in history, due to adverse climatic conditions that helped the olive fly proliferate, thus destroying the olives before they could be harvested. Alessandra Tarantino/AP hide caption

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Olive Oil Producers In 'Crisis' From Weather, Pests And Disease

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Experts say lots of factors determine how quickly an oil deteriorates — from the variety of the olives, to how the oil is produced and stored. Matthias Schrader/AP hide caption

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To Get The Benefits Of Olive Oil, Fresh May Be Best

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U.S. Olive Oil Makers Say Imports Aren't Always So 'Extra Virgin'

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Palestinian women harvest olive trees near the occupied West Bank village of Deir Samet near the town of Hebron. Hazem Bader/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Palestinian Olive Harvest Turns Bitter As Economy Sputters

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A Greek farmer drives home with his fresh pressed olive oil in barrels near Alyki, Greece. The country's pure olive oil is hard to find, expensive and poorly marketed, businessmen say. Matthias Schrader/AP hide caption

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Greek Olive Oil Woes Echo Country's Broader Economic Challenges

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