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Olive oil, extra-virgin

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Extra virgin olive oil refers to a specific grade of consumer olive oil, which is made from the initial pressing of the olives.

Extra virgin olive oil is considered by most people to be the highest-quality olive oil, with the finest taste and texture.

Extra virgin olive oil is differentiated from virgin and the lower grades in a number of ways. To begin with, it is the oil that comes out in the first pressing of the olives.

Olives contain a large amount of oil, and subsequent pressings will squeeze out more, but extra virgin olive oil is always the first — and best — press from a batch of olives. Extra virgin olive oil is also entirely pure.

Standard olive oil may include some refined oils, to help bulk out the oil, but extra virgin olive oil is 100% first press oil. As a result, extra virgin olive oil has a very low acidity — less than 1% — and the flavor tends to be very pronounced and smooth.

Lower-grade olive oils may have bland flavors, but extra virgin olive oil has a very unique, interesting taste.

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AmazonFresh Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 16.9 fl oz (500mL)

AmazonFresh Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 16.9 fl oz (500mL)

by AmazonFresh

A smooth blend with subtle notes of pepper and herbs Pressed and bottled in Italy Use for cooking, grilling, and in finishing dishes One 16.9-ounce plastic bottle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil An Amazon brand

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Kasandrinos Organic Extra Virgin Greek Olive Oil

Kasandrinos Organic Extra Virgin Greek Olive Oil

by Kasandrinos

100% single source USDA certified Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Kasandrinos century-old family orchard EU Kosher certified, NonGMO verified, Paleo and PGI certified Bright color, assertive flavor with a peppery bite mellowed by the purity and freshness of the olives From warm stable climate of Laconia, (Southern Peloponnese) Greece - home to the world's greatest olive oils for centuries Screw-on cap, built-in pourer for easy use, sealed in dark bottles to protect and capture flavor, 2-year shelf life

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Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 68 Fluid Ounce

Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 68 Fluid Ounce

by Colavita

Certified authentic extra virgin European olive oil Cold production obtained exclusively from olives harvested from the finest groves in Europe Quality management system certified iso9001-2000 Certified OU kosher

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Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 tablespoon (13g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 114Calories from Fat 117
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 13.0g 20%
Saturated Fat 1.8g 9%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0.0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0.0
Protein 0.0g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Olive oil, extra-virgin is usually found in the oils section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Olive oil, extra-virgin is a member of the Fats and Oils USDA nutritional food group.

How much does olive oil, extra-virgin weigh?

measure grams
1 tablespoon 13
1 cup 216
1 tsp 4

Video

In Chinese:橄榄油,特级初榨
British (UK) term: Olive oil, extra-virgin
en français:huile d'olive extra-vierge
en español:aceite de oliva virgen extra

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