Glossary of Bulk Oil Terms

Smoke Point

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

Nov 18, 2012 10:00:00 PM

The temperature at which oil begins to break down and produce smoke. These exact smoke points are debated throughout the industry, but here is a ballpark:

Extra Virgin Olive Oil (premium-quality, low acidity): 410° F
Extra Virgin Olive Oil: 375° F
Virgin Olive Oil: 390° F
Refined/Lite Olive Oil: 465° F
Olive Pomace Oil: 460° F
Canola Oil: 450° F

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