EVOO Extra Virgin Olive Oil

There’s a lot of buzz about extra virgin olive oil, but exactly what separates it from olive oil, giving it the “extra virgin” title??

What’s the difference between Olive Oil and EVOO?
  • The difference lies in the process used to extract the oil. Olive oil is treated and contains additives, reducing the quality, health benefits, and acidity of the oil
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil gets its “extra virgin” name by being awarded the highest-quality of olive oil that you can buy—meeting very specific industry standards
  • While olive oil produces a sand/yellow hue, high-quality extra virgin olive oil will have a golden-green color
Health Benefits of EVOO:
  • Antioxidants, with anti-inflammatory properties
  • May reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease
  • Loaded with vitamin E, which is great for your skin, hair, and nails
What to look for when buying EVOO:
  • “Extra Virgin” should be on the bottle
  • Quality extra virgin olive oil should be bottled in a dark glass bottle or can to preserve the freshness, by keeping light out and flavor locked in
  • A fresh bottle should have a harvest date within the last 12 month (can be found on the bottle)
  • Golden-green color
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