WHAT IS EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL?
Extra virgin is the highest quality and most expensive olive oil classification. It should have no defects and a flavor of fresh olives.

It must be produced entirely by mechanical means without the use of any solvents, and under temperatures that will not degrade the oil.

It’s not easy to produce extra virgin olive oil. A producer must use fresh olives in good condition and monitor every step of the process with great care. Extra virgin olive oil doesn’t stay that way: Even in perfect storage conditions, the oil will degrade over time, so it’s important to enjoy it within its two-year shelf life.

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Is Cooking With Olive Oil Healthy?

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Is Cooking With Olive Oil Healthy? By JEDHA DENING on April 6, 2016 Research shows that olive oil, and in particular extra virgin olive oil, is a healthier choice when compared with other vegetable oils. […]

Making a Case for Eating Fat

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