How Is Olive Pomace Oil Different Than Extra Light Olive Oil?

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

Olive Pomace Oil and Extra Light Olive Oil are two different types of olive oil with a lot of similarities and cross-over.  But how are they different? Today, we’ll tell you exactly how they are both similar and different from each other, along with what they are best used for.

Before we begin comparisons, let’s go through a quick rundown of the olive oil grades and how they are made.

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Is There A Difference Between Extra Virgin and Virgin Olive Oil?

Posted by Alexa Ketterling

What a confusing industry olive oil can be! There are so many grade names and terms know, to really understand what you are getting when you buy olive oil.

Our goal today is to help spell some of these nuances for you, so that you can get exactly what you are looking for. Today, we will concentrate specifically on Extra Virgin and Virgin Olive Oil.

These terms, Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Virgin Olive Oil are so close to each other. They each describe a particular grade/quality of oil. I suppose it's logical that they are so close in name because the quality of oil is so similar as well. These grades are more like sisters than distant cousins. Let's dive in and discuss the similarities between these two oils first. 

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Retail Trends: Bulk Dispensing Of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Posted by Alexa Ketterling

Closely working with buyers of bulk and wholesale olive oil across the United States has given us the privilege to closely follow growing industry trends.

Every day, we speak with buyers from a variety of industries: natural grocers, wholesale distributors, food service companies, and local co-ops. We tend to receive a plethora of requests for olive oil and have the opportunity to uncover the last in what you might call "food fashion."

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7 Basics You Should Know About Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

We talk a lot about the different grades of olive oil: how they’re made, what they’re used for. But, it’s been a while since we talked about Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil in particular. Sometimes, organic EVOO seems so straight forward that it’s easy to glance over.

This week, I’d like to bring it back to this classic, premium (and my personal favorite) oil. Here’s some basics about Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil that you should know.

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Is There Really A Low Fat Olive Oil?

Posted by Alexa Ketterling

Is there such a thing as “light” olive oil? To answer this question, you have to start with defining which type of “light” you are referring to.

Olive oil described as “light” does not mean that it is a low fat oil. What makes it a “light” oil is actually the particular grade of oil: “Extra Light Olive Oil”, “Light-Tasting Olive Oil”, “Extra Lite Tasting Olive Oil”. All of those terms refer to the type of oil inside, not that it is low fat.

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What Are The Polyphenols In Extra Virgin Olive Oil?

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

There's a lot of reasons people opt for EVOO over lots of the other types of oils out there. Health benefits often top the list for why people choose the "liquid gold".

And what makes Extra Virgin Olive Oil so healthy? Both olive oil, sunflower oil and canola oil are high in monounsaturated fat (the healthy-for-you kind of fat). So what would put EVOO above the others if their fat make-up so similar? Well, it's not just about the kind of fat molecules that they're made up of -- EVOO has a little bit of extra magic inside.

The biggest thing that makes EVOO so healthy is the unique disease-fighting components found in lots of superfoods. And the #1 component on that list? Polyphenols.

...Never heard of them? We'll give you the run down on what they are and what they do for you.

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Extra-Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Does It Exist?

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

I recently got a fun question: “Is there an Extra-Extra Virgin Olive Oil? Is there a higher grade than the Extra Virgin?”

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Thanksgiving Recipes Featuring Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

We've all got Thanksgiving dinner on the brain.  I know I do.

With Thanksgiving this week, I hope you're finishing up your grocery shopping tonight and getting all of your recipes prepped for tomorrow.

In case you have yet to finalize the last few delicious creations you plan to make, I've gathered a few great recipes below that use olive oil.   Olive oil can be a great addition to Thanksgiving, and you can use it in more creative ways than you may think.  

Of course, it's great to slather on your turkey before putting it in the oven.  But here's a few more delicious (and beautiful!) recipes you can use olive oil in. 

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Why Pure Olive Oil Can Be The Same Price As Extra Virgin Occasionally

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

Have you ever seen the price of Pure Olive Oil be almost as high as Extra Virgin Olive Oil? I have — most of us in the food manufacturing world have. And people often ask me why.

The answer is simple and complex at the same time. In a vacuum — in a perfect world — the price of pure olive oil should fall somewhere between Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Olive Pomace Oil. It is, of course, the olive oil grade between these two extremes (along with Refined Olive Oil) and pricing should correspond.

In the good harvest times, it follows exactly this pattern. But in times of poor harvest and bad olive oil production, the olive oil commodity market (aka, the simple economics of supply and demand) has more of an impact on the pricing comparison scale that you might expect.

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5 Infographics All About Olive Oil

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

Want to learn about olive oil?  Today, I've gathered a few infographics allowing you to peruse some fun facts on this "liquid gold".

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