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You gotta have good olive oil. You should have a cooking olive oil and you should have a finishing olive oil, like an extra-virgin olive oil - Emeril Lagasse

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7 Myths (and Truths) About Olive Oil

MYTHS, legends, half-truths and outright lies about olive oil so pervade our current conversation about food that an oleophile like me hardly knows where to begin to refute them. Here are just a few I’ve seen or heard recently: Most imported olive oil is an impostor, especially if it comes from Italy; instead it’s actually Moroccan crankcase oil or worse. You can’t cook with extra-virgin olive oil because it will either burst into flames or turn into a dreaded trans fat. Extra-virgin oil is from the first cold pressing, virgin oil from the second. A buttery taste means the oil is rancid. Extra-virgin is a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids.

None of that is correct.


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 7 Myths (and Truths) About Olive Oil

Why olive oil makes better muffins and a few other little-known facts about the good fat that’s even better than you think. Here are three recipes for cooking with olive oil, plus tips for buying and cooking with this versatile, healthy fat

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Olives and olive oil can be used in many different ways, and many people are interested in the health benefits of including olive oil as a part of a balanced diet.

Olive Oil Source

We are pleased to provide information about various events, competitions, shows, as well as expert advice, an on-line newsletter, and various archived articles about olive oil. Lots to talk about!

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About Olive Oil

Welcome to About Olive Oil, brought to you by the North American Olive Oil Association. At the NAOOA, we celebrate the health and versatility of all types of olive oil for all consumers in North America.

California Olive Oil Council

The California Olive Oil Council (COOC) is a non-profit trade and marketing association whose purpose is to promote the production and consumption of California extra virgin olive oil. Through our Seal Certification program, we help everyone from home cooks to restaurants find guaranteed extra virgin olive oil for their kitchen.

International Olive Council

The International Olive Council is the only intergovernmental organisation in the world to bring together olive oil and table olive producing and consuming stakeholders. This places it in a unique position as a forum for authoritative discussion on issues of interest to the olive industry.

Italian Oil Industry Association

Assitol — The Italian Oil Industry Association represents and safeguards industrial firms that operate in the sector of fatty substances and derivatives within all the different national, community and international offices.

UC Davis Olive Center

We pursue research with a fresh perspective, applying modern scientific knowledge and technology to an ancient crop.

California Olive Ranch

A Difference You Can Taste... Fresh, great tasting olive oil inspires everything we do at California Olive Ranch. We believe in making great olive oil and healthy food available to everyone. We’re so passionate about the quality of our olive oil, that we grow and harvest our olives with the same care that California wine makers apply to their grapes. We press our olives within hours of picking to seal in the fresh taste.


Calolea’s hand crafted olive oil has been certified “extra virgin” by the COOC and has an acidity level of 0.13%. The olives on the Keller’s 100 year old Mission and Manzanillo trees are hand picked, custom milled and cold pressed within 24 hours to create the highest quality oil possible.


We’re proud to say we’re certified organic as well as Biodynamic® – a method and philosophy of farming that actually improves the land every year. The core tenet of Biodynamic farming is to treat the farm as a closed system, paying attention to the soil, the animals, the fields, the forests, and the farmers. Only then can you produce truly healthy crops.

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Premium olive oils and vinegars crafted in the heart of California wine country.

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Olio Bello Certified Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil is grown and pressed on our 320 acre property situated in the beautiful Margaret River region of South Western Australia. We are surrounded by dramatic natural beauty and share our land with numerous forms of wildlife that journey through the hills and valleys of our property, coming and going throughout the seasons.


For Italian extra virgin olive oil, Olio2go is the leading source on the Internet. Our company offers a wide selection of high quality, guaranteed 100% extra virgin olive oil from producers you can trust for the best available.


At Spectrum, we work with talented, dedicated people to create the best products possible, and using processes that are gentle to both the planet and our bodies. Our passionate commitment leads us to craft great-tasting oils to help people live healthier lives.

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The Olive Press is dedicated to anything and everything having to do with olives and olive oil. Visiting one of the tasting rooms in Sonoma and Napa is an experience. The best and freshest award winning California extra virgin olive oils are offered for tasting, along with a variety of vinegars for unusual, creative and sometimes explosive pairings.

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