Bulk Edible Oil Blog

Does Organic Olive Pomace Oil Actually Exist?

Posted by Alexa Ketterling

You may be looking for or wondering where you can get organic olive pomace oil. Well, you could be looking for a long time, because it does not exist.

Why is it that you can’t get olive pomace oil as an organic oil? Well to be certified “organic” olives have to be grown in accordance to certain farming practices. And even after the olives are grown organically, the processing of the oil (getting the oil out of the olives) has to be done organically — that is, without chemicals (unless organically approved “chemicals” like salt and a few others).

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The Difference Between Plastic vs. Steel Drums

Posted by Alexa Ketterling

Do you ever find yourself wondering whether you should be purchasing plastic or steel drums? Or what the difference between them really is? Some food manufacturers prefer steel drums, and some prefer plastic — most can take a mix of both.

Let’s break it down and really find out how much of a difference is there really between the two drum materials.

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Why Is Expeller Pressed Canola Oil Better Than Regular Canola Oil?

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

Why are expeller pressed oils all the rage these days? Because frankly, they’re produced in a healthier-for-you, more natural way. And that — being healthy and natural in general — is the real thing that’s all the rage these days.

Most people don’t know how plain old seed oils are produced, so it’s often hard for a typical consumer to compare. They don’t know that the industry standard for oil — in fact, the vast majority of oil available in the world — is produced using chemical solvents.

The difference between the industry standard and expeller pressed oil lies in how the oil is removed from the seeds. Once you start learning more, however, it may be hard to choose anything but an expeller pressed oil.

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Soap Ingredient Suppliers We Recommend

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

Are you looking for oils to use in your soap production? Depending on how much you buy, it may be cheaper to buy from a soap-making ingredient supplier who can offer all of your ingredients consolidated into one order.

We talk to lots of soap makers on the hunt for a good fit for a supplier, so we’d like to offer some recommendations.

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What Is Expeller Pressed Olive Oil?

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

Looking for an an expeller pressed olive oil? We get this question every once in a while, and I thought it would be worth answering today. While this may seem like it deserves a simple answer, this question can throw some oil industry professionals off because it is the combination of two terms that are not usually used together.

If you’re struggling to find an expeller pressed olive oil, it may be because you’re using terms that aren’t synonymous with what you’re looking for.

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Is Organic Olive Oil Really That Different Than Regular Olive Oil?

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

What’s the difference between organic olive oil and regular, plain old olive oil? A lot more than you may think!

The key here is knowing your descriptive terms on the label (or within the oil name), and understanding which terms actually denote different quality grades. When reviewing the differences between organic oil and regular oil, it’s important to know that you’re not just comparing if the oil was grown organically or not — most often, you’re also comparing two different olive oil grades that have been produced in completely different ways.

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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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