Bulk Edible Oil Blog

How Is Fry Oil Different Than Salad Oil?

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

Have you ever heard of a “canola salad oil” versus a “canola fry oil”? What is so different about those oils that makes the fry oil good for frying and the salad oil good for, well, salads — and just about everything else.

It’s pretty simple, because there’s only a few factors at play here.

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The Pros & Cons To Unrefined Coconut Oil

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

Unrefined Coconut Oil is one of the top selling oils in manufacturing and on retail shelves today. It’s been a rising star only over the last couple of years, but it’s in the height of it’s popularity right now.

That said, people often run into a lot of confusion when it comes to buying coconut oil — which one is right for what you’re looking for? Which one will fit the products that you’re making, or the cooking that you’re doing?

Unrefined coconut oil is a top choice in quality and nutrition, so if you’re cooking at home I highly recommend it. That said, there are still some pros and cons when you’re thinking about using this oil for manufacturing — you have to really decide if it’s the right fit for your product.

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Is Olive Pomace Oil Good For Cooking?

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

Many chefs and home cooks have wondered if Olive Pomace Oil is ideal — or even okay — to cook with.

There are so many thoughts and opinions floating around that I thought I’d weigh out all the pros and cons — specifically for consumers, chefs and moms cooking in their home kitchens. 

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Debunking 5 Myths About Organic Canola Oil

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

Some whole foods consumers have expressed concern about the use of canola oil for a few years. Much of this concern, however, is due to confusion and misunderstanding on how canola oil is made and what it is actually made from.

There are numerous articles shared on the internet that are aiming at explaining the “truth”, but end up pulling information that is either misinformed, related only to conventional canola oil, or based on information from decades past when organic and non-GMO oils were not so readily available.

Unfortunately, when it comes to the internet it’s hard to know what is correct. So I’d like to address a few myths and truths related to Organic Canola Oil with answers directly from the source.

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An Open Love Letter To My Customers

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

Dear Customers,

If I haven't told you yet, I should: what drives me is you. What gives my job purpose is you.

I want to see your young brain-children, your start ups, your little natural brands succeed with all of my heart. You are builders, creating things from scratch, trying to bake a brand-new award winning business-recipe. Or sometimes, you are children taking your parents legacy on, and transforming it, and making it even greater.

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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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