Colby Anter - Apr 7, 2016

6 Types of Olive Oil [Infographic]

6 types of olive oil

Put quite simply... there's a lot of confusion when it comes to olive oil. What's the difference between "Extra Virgin" and just "Virgin"? How do I know which bottle to buy? Does it really matter?

Think back to the last time you were at the grocery store. Maybe you've read a couple articles on how to substitute olive oil for butter, or that olive oil is a great way to add flavor and health benefits to your food. Well, you're half-way there. Let's say you're standing in the aisle contemplating between 20+ different olive oils. You recognize some well-known brands right away while you feel unsure and apprehensive about other, unfamiliar brands. Regardless, you're left with choices. Which is good, better, the best? And how can you tell the difference?

Want more info on extra virgin olive oil? View our Guide To Olive Oil

6 types of Olive Oil

Olive Oil has been around for centuries. Used for cooking, medicinal practices, religious rituals, skin care, and many other applications, it has been a staple in the Mediterranean diet all throughout history. Who knew, right?

But 6 different types? Yes - and it's important to know the difference between them all. See our inforgraphic below which walks you through the 6 different classifications of olive oil:


Now I know what you're thinking... "Whoa whoa whoa, your telling me the olive oil I've been buying at the store is mostly refined and not 100% olive oil?!" YES. This is the exact reason you should understand what to look for when shopping for olive oil.

We love a good extra virgin olive oil. It's powerful, healthful, versatile and delicious. We use it all day, everyday and want to teach you to do the same!

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Want to learn more about olive oil? Click here to read our guide to Olive Oil!



Written by Colby Anter