Glossary of Bulk Oil Terms

Solvent Extraction

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

Nov 15, 2012 10:00:00 PM

A manufacturing process that employs a chemical solvent to extract the oil from the olive pulp/pomace.  Instead of physically pressing or spinning the oil out of the olive pulp, this process uses a solvent (typically hexane) to remove the remaining oil.  This is a common process used with pomace and seed oil extraction.

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