Archive | March, 2013

What Does “Extra Virgin” Mean?

First, olive oil is considered “extra virgin” when it has been produced by a simple pressing of the olives. Other grades like “olive oil” are usually produced using chemicals and other processes to extract the oil from the olives. Second, extra virgin must meet certain laboratory tests on things like acidity and levels of peroxide. […]

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Olive Oil Frequently Asked Questions

What is olive oil? If you crush a bunch of olives, you’ll get olive oil and some water. Gravity takes care of that — the oil will soon float to the top. That’s how simple olive oil really is. Of course there’s a bigger story behind it, which is what we cover every day around […]

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