Bulk Edible Oil Blog

Safflower vs. Sunflower Oil — Which Should You Pick?

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

Sunflower and safflower oil are very similar oils; in fact, they’re so much alike that they’re often used interchangeably.

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FDA Changes Nutrition Facts Label Requirements

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

This last year the FDA officially updated the nutrition fact label requirements for all retail products. This means that if you manufacture a food product, your design and quality assurance teams will have to update the information that you include in the nutrition facts on the back of your product package.

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Pool Red: The CBOT For Olive Oil

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

If you buy commodity oils, sometimes understanding the pricing and how it is structured is a sigh of relief. It’s based off the CBOT, which is public information you can check to understand how your costs are changing and why.

The olive oil market historically hasn’t been so easy. That’s because it’s not really a commodity oil, but in the bulk world it often works as such.

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How To Mitigate The Rising Costs Of Bulk Olive Oil

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

Everyone who buys bulk olive oil knows that the harvest this year has been really tough. Prices have been high, and it’s affected suppliers and buyers across the board. It’s not just your company, prices have gone up for everyone. It’s challenging to say the least, and we understand how much this can affect your business.

As I’ve been working with customers trying to help them figure out how to handle these rising costs, we’ve had a number of suggestions that have consistently come up time and time again.

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Are All Expeller Pressed Oils Also Non-GMO?

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

Expeller Pressed vs. Non-GMO: the interrelatedness of these two traits are a common point of discussion for me. Is all non-GMO oil expeller pressed? Is all expeller pressed oil automatically non-GMO?

These two terms are actually completely independent of each other, but often get confused because of how often they are used together in today’s natural oil descriptions.

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Why Contracting May Be More Expensive Than The Bulk Oil Spot Market

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

Most people assume that to save the most money on their bulk oil ingredients, that they should be contracting their oil at an ideal time. The answer is, as always, more complex than that. Chances are that if you are booking canola or soy (or an oil that is based off those markets) that a year-long contracted price may be more expensive than the current spot market.

And just why is this? We’d like to walk you through some of the reasoning behind this — it all has to do with the CBOT, and how future bookings work.

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The Pros and Cons Of Olive Pomace Oil

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

Using Olive Pomace Oil as opposed to a different grade of olive oil, or even a different seed oil, will have some pros and cons. There’s reasons why a food manufacturer, food service distributor or even a restaurant might want to use Pomace, and why they may not want to.

My goal is, with this article, to give you a thorough run down on both the pros and cons of using olive pomace oil. After that, I’ll review the bottom line on how to decide whether to use pomace no matter if you’re a food manufacturer or a distributor.

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The Explosive Growth of Natural & Organic

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

It’s always interesting to me to look at the natural and organic trends on a larger scale; they show the incredible power that consumers have to shape what we as food manufacturers make. It’s also amazing to me how, by acting as consumers, can shape this change through what we buy.

With this in mind, I recently ran across an infographic that I thought would be worth sharing. It outlined the timeline of the growth of the “natural” and organic food market, from the mid-90s to now. The changes are gradual at first, but clearly snowball in recent years.

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10 Quick Tips About Sunflower Oil

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

Want to know the down-low about sunflower oil? Here’s 10 quick facts.

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Olive Oil Myths & Facts

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

What’s the truth? There’s so much hearsay that gets thrown around related to olive oil these days, because it’s such a hot button topic.

In this article, I’ll honestly answer both the classic and the obscure myths, and try to shed some objective light on the matter. Does olive oil get better with age? Does heat destroy the health properties? Does the “fridge” test work? Is Extra Virgin that much healthier than other grades of olive oil?

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