Bulk Edible Oil Blog

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?

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

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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4 Reasons Manufacturers Choose Olive Pomace Oil Over Other Bulk Olive Oils

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

Why do manufacturers choose the grade of olive oil that they do?  This is a good question, especially if you're a growing brand or manufacturer in the process of deciding what grade is right for your product.

Today we're going to look at a debated topic: Why would a manufacturer choose the lowest grade of olive oil, Olive Pomace Oil, over other bulk oil grades available?

There's actually a number of reasons-- and they're not all price.  Let's review 4 reasons why manufacturers in the industry (potentially even your competitors) would ever choose olive pomace oil for an ingredient.  

First though, let's define Olive Pomace Oil, so that everyone is on the same page.  

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Olive Pomace Oil: Defined and Demystified

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

Ever wonder what Olive Pomace Oil actually is? You’re not alone.

Olive Pomace Oil is oil that is extracted from the pomace of the olive. “Pomace” is pulp made from the olive pit and already-squeezed (expeller pressed) olive fruit. When an olive is picked, it is ground into a paste which is squeezed (expeller pressed) or spun to get the initial oil out. The dry pulp left over is called the olive pomace. There is increasing demand in today's market for oils that are expeller pressed only.

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Looking for Organic Olive Pomace Oil?

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

At Centra Foods, we’ve received some requests for Organic Olive Pomace Oil.  Unfortunately, this isn’t a product that you can buy.  That’s because Organic Olive Pomace Oil does not exist.

 
To be certified “organic”, the olives have to be

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