How is extra virgin olive oil made and how is it different from regular olive oi

  1. GA Anderson profile image80
    GA Andersonposted 6 years ago

    How is extra virgin olive oil made and how is it different from regular olive oil?

  2. ptosis profile image73
    ptosisposted 6 years ago

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    There are 9 grades based on acid content and flavor. Extra is supposed to be the first pressing but the really good stuff is not exported nor does the USA adhere to IOC standards of oil grades. So in the USA the word 'extra' or even 'virgin' is as meaningless as the word 'natural' because they are not legally defined.   

    Olives are pressed several times and the last pressings are acidic. Rapeseed oil is now mixed in the "virgin' and the only way to tell is to smell it and see if it has a fruity smell. Something discouraged at the retail stores. It helps somewhat to see if there is a harv est date on the bottle  or “best by” date because oil spoils.

    More info from the book,  "Extra Virginity: the Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil"

  3. Robie Benve profile image99
    Robie Benveposted 6 years ago

    All about extra virgin olive oil - characteristics and benefits of olive oils.
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