Glossary of Bulk Oil Terms

First Press

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

Jan 8, 2013 10:00:00 PM

A term used to describe oil that comes from the first squeezing, spinning or pressing of the olives.  It specifically refers to “pressing” which is a traditional processing system no longer consistently used in modern production.  The olive paste is more commonly spun in a centrifuge in modern systems, so this term should actually be “first spin”.

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