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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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Olive Pomace Oil: Not What You Might Think

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

If you're a retail consumer, you're probably used to buying Extra Virgin Olive Oil for cooking in your kitchen. Have you ever seen Olive Pomace Oil on your grocery shelf? You usually won't, so a lot of people who don't buy industrial or food service oils don't even know that it exists.

That said, it is much more common in the food manufacturing and restaurant world. Since those are the industries that we at Centra Foods eat, sleep and breathe, I'd like to take today to weigh in.

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How Much Less Is Olive Pomace Oil Than Other Olive Oils?

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

 

Olive Pomace Oil is the lowest grade of olive oil. As opposed to a more expensive first, cold pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Pomace is produced using a solvent-expel process (similar to conventional canola or soybean oil) to get the last of the oil out of the olive.

That said, when I discuss all of the oil options with customers, I often get asked, “how much less is olive pomace oil than the other options available”? My answer is usually, “pretty substantially”, but today I’ll try to be a bit more clear than that.

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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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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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Olive Pomace Oil vs. Sunflower Oil

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

Should you use Olive Pomace Oil or should you use Sunflower Oil (or even safflower for that matter)? These are some of the important oil comparisons that procurement teams and R&D departments have to do as food manufacturers.

And if you’re a home chef? We’ll you probably equally debate this standing in the aisle of your grocery store. Whether you’re a home chef or if you are in industrial food manufacturing, we’ll look at the pros and cons of these two oils for each industry.

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Why Do Food Manufacturers Use Olive Pomace Oil?

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

Why would anyone choose to use Olive Pomace Oil over the higher quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil — or over any other oil, for that matter?

I’ve gotten this question enough in my time working with manufacturers, that I thought I would explain all of the exact reasons. We’re going to review the reasons specifically pertaining to the manufacturing realm — because they are very different than the reasons you might choose to use certain oils in your home kitchen or even in a restaurant.

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Pomace Olive Oil vs. Olive Oil

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

What is Olive Pomace Oil really? And how is it different from regular olive oil?

Answering those questions require defining exactly what olive oil is and the process of how it is made. It’s actually easiest to explain exactly what extra virgin olive oil is, then olive oil, then the olive pomace oil. This is because most people don’t know that plain old “olive oil” isn’t just olive oil — it’s actually a refined, lower grade version of EVOO.

My best explanation comes in visual form. Here is a flip-book presentation that I created a few years ago to help explain the differences between each of the grades.

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Olive Pomace Oil: Good or Bad?

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Olive Pomace Oil is a much debated topic in today’s increasingly health-focused food industry. Is olive pomace oil good or is it bad?

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How Olive Pomace Oil Is Made

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

Olive Pomace Oil is the lowest grade of olive oil. It is used by manufacturers across the US and Canada.

Here’s an overview of how it’s produced. This will help you understand how the oil is made and decide if it is the right ingredient for your product.

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