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What does Extra Virgin Mean?

Posted by Joey Rea on Oct 17, 2018 3:00:00 PM

Olive oil can be a rather confusing topic.

Walking down the aisle in the grocery store can be, well, daunting... you're surrounded by tons of different brands, and then you look at labels and see words like "light", "refined", "virgin"... the list goes on! What do they mean? What should you be buying? We understand that this can be overwhelming, but don't worry, we've all been there too! 

Here's the breakdown of the different grades of olive oil and why you should be buying one in particular...

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Tags: Health & Quality, EVOO 101, FAQs

5 Everyday Uses for Olive Oil

Posted by Joey Rea on Jul 25, 2018 3:00:00 PM

Over the years, olive oil has slowly but surely become my favorite household tool. Now I know what you're thinking, 'household tool?'... Let me explain. Don't get me wrong, olive oil will always and forever be my favorite kitchen ingredient, but I have found that it can be used for SO MUCH MORE than just that! I have listed 5 everyday uses for this liquid gold, check them out:

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Tags: FAQs, EVOO 101, Tips and Tricks

Why You Should Buy Domestic Olive Oil

Posted by Joey Rea on Jul 18, 2018 2:00:00 PM

We all know that olive oil originated in the Mediterranean region (if you didn't, brush up on your facts here), but that doesn't mean these countries are the only ones that know how to produce this liquid gold. In fact, we've dug up 6 reasons why choosing domestic olive oil over imported olive oil is the way to go! 

Check them out...

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Tags: FAQs, EVOO 101

5 health benefits of olive oil

Posted by Joey Rea on May 30, 2018 3:00:00 PM

Extra virgin olive oil has recently been touted as a "genius food" by Max Lugavere, a well-studied health and science journalist. EVOO's chemical components support this new standard given to our prized "liquid gold". We've put together the top 5 health benefits of extra virgin olive oil to help you understand just how good this stuff is for us.

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Tags: FAQs, EVOO 101, Health & Quality

Baking With Olive Oil

Posted by Joey Rea on May 16, 2018 3:00:00 PM

Baking with olive oil may not have ever even crossed your mind, but it truly does make a world of difference in your baked goods. I love to bake with extra virgin olive oil, not only because of the added health benefits, but because of the rich, buttery flavor it adds to each tasty treat that comes out of my kitchen.

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Tags: Tips and Tricks, EVOO 101, Health & Quality, FAQs

How To Grow An Olive Tree Inside

Posted by Colby Anter on Apr 18, 2018 3:00:00 PM

It's no secret that houseplants are all the rage right now. Potted succulents, hanging air plants, and Fiddle-leaf figs make several daily appearances on my Instagram feed and for good reason! They are a great way to brighten up a room and bring some fresh oxygen indoors. 

Did you know you can grow an olive tree indoors? It's the perfect way to bring life and a peaceful, Mediterranean touch into a room. Here's how to plant and maintain your indoor olive tree:

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Tags: EVOO 101, FAQs

First Pressed and Cold Pressed... What Do They Mean?

Posted by Sydney Rea on Apr 4, 2018 3:00:00 PM
We know you've seen the phrases  “first pressed” and/or “cold pressed” on the labels of olive oil you buy... but do you know what they actually mean? We're dissecting the true meaning behind both phrases so you can be more informed when reading a label and choosing an olive oil. 
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Tags: FAQs, EVOO 101

5 Myths about Olive Oil 

Posted by Colby Anter on Mar 21, 2018 3:00:00 PM

Is olive oil still good for you if you heat it? Should you keep olive oil for a special occasion? Does light olive oil mean less calories?

You've asked these questions again and again. So we've answered the 5 most common questions (aka myths) we get from our readers in hopes of setting you straight when it comes to extra virgin olive oil. 

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Tags: EVOO 101, Health & Quality, FAQs

How Long Does Olive Oil Last?

Posted by Sydney Rea on Feb 22, 2018 3:00:00 PM

When you think about it, olive oil is basically fresh-squeezed juice. 

That means it's perishable and unlike wine, it doesn't get better with age. The fresher it is, the better it tastes, and the better it is for you! Consuming it regularly not only makes for a healthy diet but also ensures that you're getting the most out of your bottle of oil. 

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Tags: EVOO 101, Tips and Tricks, FAQs

How We Make Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Posted by Perry Rea on Nov 15, 2017 3:00:00 PM

If you've never visited us, and seen first-hand how we produce high-quality extra virgin olive oil in Arizona (yes, Arizona!) well, you're missing out. 

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Tags: Olive Mill Updates, EVOO 101, FAQs

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