Organic Extra Virgin and Extra Virgin Olive Oil are a very similar quality oil, but one comes at a premium due to the organic documentation and certification process required by an independent USDA accredited agency. The olives are grown and the oil is produced in a very similar manner either way.
However, there are slight differences between Organic EVOO and EVOO. it's important to understand the different options available, so that you can make the right decision for your business.
Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil is produced from olives that have been grown and harvested in an organic manner. The growing, harvesting, manufacturing and packaging has been reviewed by an accredited organic certifying agency, and they document that every step in the process has been up to par. It comes at a premium price, simply because of the time and cost required for the organic verification process. Like traditional Extra Virgin Olive Oil, this oil meets or exceeds USDA and/or IOC limits for the Extra Virgin grade. Organic Extra Virgin is ideal as an ingredient in products that are certified USDA organic for resale.
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The traditional Extra Virgin Olive Oil is produced from high quality olives, in a very similar way to the Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Like traditional Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, this oil meets or exceeds USDA and/or IOC limits for the Extra Virgin grade. Again, the olives are produced using little to no pesticides, but an accredited organic agency has not certified this fact. This is a great quality oil for all applications.
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For the sake of this comparison, we've taken the oil origin and olive varietals out of the equation. Of course, these affect the oil, but it's important initially to understand exactly what you're getting and be able to make an apples to apples comparison.