Bulk Edible Oil Blog

Sunflower Oil: 3 Different Grades For The Food Industry

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

Did you know that there are different types of sunflower oil? Before you go choosing any old grade for your food product, it’s important to understand the difference. Some options can save on oil costs by extending your fry life, some stand up to heat and some are cheaper than others. Each type is fit for a specific purpose, so it’s best to choose the one with the best functionality for your new product line.

The primary differences between the grades have to do with the different levels and types of fat within the oil.

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Cheap Biodegradable Oils For Agriculture, Lubrication & Construction

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

Sometimes edible oils are used for more than just cooking. If you’re on the look out for a biodegradable oil to use for a seemingly “unusual” application, we can point you in the right direction!

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Why It’s Better For Manufacturers To Use Any Origin of Bulk Olive Oil

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

Product of where?  And does it matter?  

Bulk olive oil buyers around the country are forced to answer this question for themselves as they’re procuring oil.  Depending on your intended use for the oil and who you ask, you’ll find many different answers.  

Here’s Our Opinion

In the manufacturing realm, the intended use for olive oil is most often an ingredient.  It goes into a final product and slight differences in taste and color are usually undetectable.  The grade of olive oil is the biggest factor that affects taste and color. So, if the quality and grade is similar across a few different countries of origin, it’s likely that more than one variety could work for you.

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7 Supply Chain Lessons from Steve Jobs

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

Apple Inc is regarded as the best company in the world for its cutting-edge supply chain management practices. What's the secret behind its success? This article will explain to you what we can learn from the co-founder of the company.

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Olive Pomace Oil Advantages

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

This article is part 2 of last weeks blog, Olive Pomace Oil Disadvantages. Last week, we discussed why people -- either home chefs or manufacturers -- wouldn't want to use olive pomace oil. There's lots of reasons why you would or wouldn't want to, and they all vary based on what you're trying to accomplish.

This week, we aim to answer the question: Why would anyone want to use olive pomace oil? When would it be the right fit?

Well there's a lot of reasons, whether you're a manufacturer or not. Let me explain. 

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Olive Pomace Oil Disadvantages

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

When it comes to food manufacturers who are debating if they should use olive pomace oil, this oil is a great fit for some, but not for others.

If you are a home chef and looking for oils to use in your kitchen, you may have heard of olive pomace oil as a cheaper option in comparison to other oils. So is it bad or is it good?

There's a lot of information out there, whether you're a home chef or if you're a food manufacturer. Today I'll try to lay down some objective clarity and you can make your own path.

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The Health Benefits of Olive Oil

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

Olive oil is touted all over the world as a healthy, good-for-you oil.  Benefits range from the prevention of cancer, heart disease and diabetes to lowering blood pressure to reducing levels of obesity.  They go on and on from there.

So what exactly is it in olive oil that makes it so healthy?  Well, there's a number of chemical components that do your body good.  

But first it's important to understand which type of olive oil you should be eating to get all of these benefits.

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Is Olive Oil Paleo Friendly?

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

If you are producing a product that is paleo (or eating a paleo diet yourself) you'll want to know exactly which oils you can use that are acceptable on a paleo diet.

Today, we'll review which oils you should focus on and which you should stay away from. As we work primarily with food manufacturers, we will focus primarily on companies producing paleo food products.

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Safflower Oil vs Canola Oil: What’s The Difference?

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

Safflower and canola are both commonly used oils in the natural food industry. They’re both light in color and flavor, and you’ll find them used in baked goods, snacks, granolas, bars and used for frying.

However, as similar as they are, they also have their differences. Today, I’ll give you the rundown of what's the same and what’s different when it comes to these two oils. 

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Pomace Meaning: What Is The Pomace In Olive Pomace Oil?

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

What is 'pomace' anyways? And what makes it Pomace Olive Oil (or better said, Olive Pomace Oil)? We'll tell you. 

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