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What Is The Step By Step Process For Making Olive Pomace Oil?

Posted by Alexa Ketterling

Do you ever find yourself wondering how olive pomace oil is made? Did you know it is the lowest grade of olive oil?

Olive pomace oil isn’t made like the other grades of olive oil. Today, I’ll go through an overview of the step-by-step process, which will help you understand how it’s made, so you can decide if it is the right fit for you and your company.

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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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Olive Pomace Oil Advantages

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

This article is part 2 of last weeks blog, Olive Pomace Oil Disadvantages. Last week, we discussed why people -- either home chefs or manufacturers -- wouldn't want to use olive pomace oil. There's lots of reasons why you would or wouldn't want to, and they all vary based on what you're trying to accomplish.

This week, we aim to answer the question: Why would anyone want to use olive pomace oil? When would it be the right fit?

Well there's a lot of reasons, whether you're a manufacturer or not. Let me explain. 

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Olive Pomace Oil Disadvantages

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

When it comes to food manufacturers who are debating if they should use olive pomace oil, this oil is a great fit for some, but not for others.

If you are a home chef and looking for oils to use in your kitchen, you may have heard of olive pomace oil as a cheaper option in comparison to other oils. So is it bad or is it good?

There's a lot of information out there, whether you're a home chef or if you're a food manufacturer. Today I'll try to lay down some objective clarity and you can make your own path.

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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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