Olive Oil

Olive Oil

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

This is the highest grade of olive oil. It comes from virgin olive oil production (mechanical with no chemical treatment), is considered to have a superior taste, and contains no more than 0.8 percent free acidity.

Even though it is the highest grade, the quality, aroma, flavor, color, and price can vary greatly from one brand to another. It’s best to use extra-virgin olive oil in salads as a light and tasty dressing.

Virgin Olive Oil

This olive oil is slightly lower in quality, containing about 1.5 percent free acidity. It has a nice flavor and works well for frying and sautéing.