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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??

Happy to provide samples of Gaea Fresh Extra Virgin Olive Oil, one of the most premium & fittingly extra extra virgin olive oil brands on the market, in addition to the information that I’ve listed below.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Christine
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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