The term expeller pressed is becoming more popular in the natural foods industry. Many oils are now described as expeller pressed and consumers are seeking out these natural options.
It's not often that olive oil is described as expeller pressed though. But, technically, is it?
We'd like to first clarify what expeller pressed means, how that fits in with olive oil and, then again, how it doesn't.
What Does Expeller Pressed Mean?
The term expeller pressed refers to an oil that is pressed using mechanical means only. The oil is pressed out of it's source using an Expeller Press-- a machine that quite literally squeezes it out. An expeller pressed oil does not use any chemicals or solvents to aid the extraction process.Continue Reading
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