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Top 5 Olive Oil Myths … No. 1 – Don’t Trust the Fridge Test

U.S. consumers are better informed these days about selecting, tasting and cooking with extra virgin olive oil. It’s the top – and most expensive  – grade of olive oil, delivering the best taste and the full health benefits. Yet my … Continue reading

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Is Color a Reliable Sign of Olive Oil Quality? (Don’t Bet On It!)

My colleagues and I are set to crush tons of olives and taste lots of extra virgin olive oil over the next several weeks during our harvest. And one myth I like to clear up at this time of year is the … Continue reading

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An Olive Oil’s Color Won’t Tell You If It’s Good, But Will Tell You Other Things

Next month we begin our harvest. Our harvest teams will gather our olives and rush them to our northern California mill, where Master Miller Bob Singletary and his crew will crush them into extra virgin olive. So now seems like … Continue reading

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Does an Olive Oil’s Color Tell You Quality? No. But It May Tell You Other Things

Harvest time begins within just a few weeks. We plan to begin picking our olives next month and pressing them into extra virgin olive oil. It reminds us of a question we hear about olive oil: Is the color of … Continue reading

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Do Those Blue Tasting Cups Really Hide an Olive Oil’s Color?

A friend thought my pair of  olive oil tasting cups would make perfect candleholders. She might just have a point. We recently saw a “Tweet” about the cobalt blue vessels: “Research shows that the blue EVOO tasting glasses don’t even … Continue reading

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You Can’t Judge an Extra Virgin Olive Oil by its Color

Extra virgin olive oil comes in various colors, from golden to green. But don’t let color sway your judgment about the actual quality of the oil inside the bottle. It would be like judging a book by its cover or … Continue reading

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Olive Oil Primer: Can You Judge Olive Oil by its Color? (No)

Just like you can’t judge a book by its cover or a horse by its color, you can’t tell whether an olive oil will taste good by its color. Olive oil expert Fran Gage says as much: “Color isn’t an … Continue reading

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