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Mediterranean Diet Ranked Best Diet for 7th Year in a Row

January 15, 2024

Olive Oil Recipes
Hanukkah
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December 6, 2023

Olive Oil Recipes
Liquid Gold in a Glass: Olive Oil Cocktails

November 27, 2023

Olive Oil Recipes
Transforming Your Thanksgiving Turkey With Olive Oil

November 17, 2023

Olive Oil for Health
Extra Virgin Olive Oil: The Favorite Ingredient in the Fight Against Diabetes

November 14, 2023

Olive Oil News
Restaurant Trends to Watch: How Sweetgreen's EVOO Shift May Influence Menus Everywhere

October 19, 2023

Olive Oil Recipes
World Paella Day

September 20, 2023

Olive Oil Recipes
From Drizzle to Scoop: The Magic of Olive Oil in Ice Cream

August 15, 2023

Olive Oil for Health
Brain Health
Olive Oil Consumption Decreases Fatal Dementia Risk by 28%

July 25, 2023

Appetizers Elevated by Extra Virgin Olive Oil

June 1, 2023

Olive Oil Recipes
Salad Days Are Here Again

May 16, 2023

Olive Oil Recipes
Elevate Greek Yogurt with Extra Virgin Olive Oil

May 9, 2023

Olive Oil for Beauty
You Glow, Girl: Using Olive Oil For Skincare

April 12, 2023

Olive Oil Recipes
Coffee With Olive Oil Recipe

April 1, 2023

Why you can set your oven to 425 degrees even if the olive oil you are using has a smoke point of 385 degrees (it's not magic)!

March 28, 2023

About Olive Oil
Olive Oil: A Permanent Crop That Is Good for You and Good for Our Planet

March 22, 2023

Olive Oil for Health
Brain Health
How Olive Oil Can Improve Cognitive Health and Ward Off Dementia

March 16, 2023

Olive Oil for Health
The Surprising Truth About Olive Oil and Weight Management

March 7, 2023

Olive Oil for Health
It’s not just the polyphenols: olive oil's health benefits begin with oleic acid.

February 28, 2023

Olive Oil for Health
Investing in Your Heart Health: Why February is the Perfect Time for Black Americans

February 13, 2023

About Olive Oil
Making the Case for Virtual Olive Oil Tastings

February 6, 2023

Olive Oil for Health
Mediterranean Diet Can Improve Pregnancy Outcomes

January 17, 2023

Olive Oil Quality
79 Certified Pure Olive Oils

January 15, 2023

Mediterranean Diet Ranked Best Diet for 6th Year in a Row

January 11, 2023

Olive Oil Recipes
Black-Eyed Peas with Olive Oil

December 29, 2022

Olive Oil for Health
Olive Oil and Cancer

December 1, 2022

Olive Oil for Health
Olive Oil for Hypertension

November 18, 2022

Olive Oil Recipes
Extra Virgin Olive Oil Chili Garlic Crisp

November 8, 2022

Olive Oil Recipes
Best Banana Bread With Extra Virgin Olive Oil

November 1, 2022

Olive Oil for Health
Mediterranean Diet May Prevent and Treat Symptoms of Depression

October 28, 2022

Olive Oil Recipes
Olive Oil Cherry Cake Recipe

October 10, 2022

About Olive Oil
If you plan to visit an olive mill this harvest season—or someday, read this first.

October 3, 2022

Olive Oil for Health
Brain Health
Extra Virgin Olive Oil May Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease

September 26, 2022

About Olive Oil
Olive Oil 101

September 9, 2022

Olive Oil for Health
Olive Oil for Breastfeeding Moms

July 20, 2022

About Olive Oil
Olive Oil Industry Leaders Unite to Petition FDA for First-Ever U.S.  Standards

July 6, 2022

About Olive Oil
Latest celebrity trend - drinking olive oil

June 7, 2022

About Olive Oil
The Vatican Wants to Know: What is the role of olive trees in supporting a healthy, sustainable, and just world?

May 24, 2022

About Olive Oil
New Members Add Diversity to NAOOA Ranks

May 23, 2022

About Olive Oil
UC Davis Olive Center Course for Sensory Evaluation

May 12, 2022

Cooking With Olive Oil
Can I Substitute Olive Oil For Vegetable Oil in Recipes?

April 22, 2022

Olive Oil for Beauty
Olive Oil Hair Masks and Treatments

April 13, 2022

About Olive Oil
Moroccan Olive Oil

April 5, 2022

Olive Oil for Health
Protecting against breast cancer with extra virgin olive oil

March 30, 2022

Olive Oil for Health
Why Extra Virgin Olive Oil Is Healthier Than Other Cooking Oils

March 7, 2022

About Olive Oil
Research: Regular and Light-Tasting Olive Oils Are Gateways to EVOO For New Users

March 3, 2022

About Olive Oil
The keys to increasing the consumption of olive oil in the US

February 2, 2022

Olive Oil for Health
Olive oil linked with lower risk of premature death from all causes

January 28, 2022

Mediterranean Diet Ranked Best Diet for 5th Year in a Row

January 13, 2022

Olive Oil for Health
weight loss
Olive Oil and the Sirtfood Diet

November 15, 2021

Olive Oil for Health
weight loss
Does eating high-fat foods make you fat?

October 6, 2021

Cooking With Olive Oil
High Heat
USDA Recommends Olive Oil for Deep Frying

September 28, 2021

About Olive Oil
A"Mayo Culpa" from Kraft: Signaling the End of Low Fat Diet?

August 31, 2021

Olive Oil for Health
Mediterranean Diet is More Effective Than Low-Fat Diets in Treating Atherosclerosis

August 20, 2021

Olive Oil for Health
Mediterranean Diet Could Improve COVID Outcomes

August 16, 2021

Cooking With Olive Oil
High Heat
The Culinary Institute of America Clarifies Guidance on Cooking With Olive Oil

June 24, 2021

About Olive Oil
Olive Oil and the Plant-Forward Kitchen

June 23, 2021

Olive Oil for Health
Olive Oil Helps Combat Dementia

June 15, 2021

Olive Oil Recipes
Cooking Authentic Korean Dishes with Extra Virgin Olive Oil

May 27, 2021

Olive Oil Recipes
Extra Virgin Olive Oil in Japanese Cuisine

May 10, 2021

Olive Oil for Health
Is Olive Oil The Secret To Healthy Aging?

May 4, 2021

Olive Oil for Health
Totally Pawsome Reasons To Give Your Pet Olive Oil

April 19, 2021

About Olive Oil
New Study Finds Olive Oil Enhances The Flavor of Red Wine

April 14, 2021

Olive Oil for Health
3 Simple Ways to Manage Inflammation

April 12, 2021

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Join Us to Celebrate 1 Million Views and All Things Olive Oil!

March 29, 2021

About Olive Oil
The Women Who Kickstarted California’s Olive Oil Renaissance

March 8, 2021

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Olive Oil Tariff Update

March 5, 2021

Cooking With Olive Oil
What is the Best Cooking Temperature for Olive Oil?

March 2, 2021

Olive Oil for Health
12 Surprising Health Benefits Of Olive Oil

January 28, 2021

Olive Oil for Health
Goal-Getter: Be Healthier in 2021 with Olive Oil

January 12, 2021

About Olive Oil
2020 in Hindsight: Top Olive Oil Stories of the Year

December 28, 2020

About Olive Oil
Season's Eatings! Celebrate with Olive Oil

December 17, 2020

Olive Oil Recipes
Festive Holiday Treats Made With EVOO

December 7, 2020

Olive Oil for Health
EVOO Minor Compounds May Be Protective Against Alzheimer’s Disease

December 1, 2020

Olive Oil Recipes
For More Flavor, Marinate Cheese In Olive Oil

November 30, 2020

About Olive Oil
Olive Oil vs Vegetable Oil

November 23, 2020

Olive Oil Recipes
Extra Virgin Olive Oil Cornbread

November 16, 2020

About Olive Oil
Olive Oil at the Center of Home Cooking Boom

November 9, 2020

Olive Oil Quality
Get Real: Your Olive Oil Isn’t Fake

October 2, 2020

Olive Oil Recipes
Olive Oil In The Kitchen with Gordon Ramsay

September 3, 2020

Olive Oil Recipes
Improve Your Heart Health with 5 Easy Olive Oil Fixes

August 21, 2020

Olive Oil for Health
About Olive Oil
Olive Oil Nutrition: What is the Difference Between Antioxidants and Polyphenols?

July 10, 2020

Olive Oil for Health
Mediterranean Diet The Most Effective for Long Term Heart Health, New Study Finds

July 9, 2020

Olive Oil News
"Extra" Confused About Olive Oil?

June 23, 2020

About Olive Oil
Love Under the Olive Tree

June 21, 2020

Olive Oil Recipes
Zucchini Pancakes

June 20, 2020

Olive Oil for Health
Olive Oil For the Prevention of Colon Cancer

June 11, 2020

Olive Oil Recipes
Internet-Famous Olive Oil Cake Recipe

May 29, 2020

Olive Oil News
The NAOOA Files Standard of Identity Petition with the U.S. FDA

May 26, 2020

Olive Oil Recipes
#Homebaking with Olive Oil

May 18, 2020

Olive Oil Recipes
Olive Oil Sourdough Discard Crackers

May 2, 2020

About Olive Oil
Battle Roy-oil, Round 2: Olive Oil vs. Canola Oil

April 17, 2020

Buying Olive Oil
Confused by the many olive oil options? We can help you sort them out.

April 14, 2020

Olive oil storage
Buying Olive Oil
Olive oil harvest date vs best by date

April 13, 2020

Olive Oil Recipes
Quarantine Cuisine: 3 Easy Recipes Featuring Olive Oil

April 6, 2020

Cooking With Olive Oil
High Heat
Does olive oil lose its health benefits when heated?

March 31, 2020

About Olive Oil
Does frying with olive oil create trans fats?

March 17, 2020

Olive Oil for Health
Study: Just a Half Tablespoon of Olive Oil Per Day Can Improve Heart Health

March 9, 2020

Cooking With Olive Oil
Olive Oil Retains Health Benefits During Cooking

March 5, 2020

Olive Oil for Health
The Seven Countries Study Turns 40: A Look At The Research That Introduced The Mediterranean Diet To The World

February 25, 2020

About Olive Oil
FDA: Risk of EVOO Adulteration is Low

February 13, 2020

Olive Oil Recipes
DIY - Homemade Pita Chips

January 30, 2020

Olive Oil Recipes
Olive Oil Oven Fried Chicken

January 24, 2020

Olive Oil for Beauty
Olive Oil Skincare and Haircare Products

January 15, 2020

weight loss
Top 5 Reasons to Try The Mediterranean Diet in 2020

January 13, 2020

Olive Oil Quality
The biggest fraud in olive oil

January 3, 2020

About Olive Oil
Top Olive Oil Stories of 2019

December 31, 2019

About Olive Oil
Olive oil and plant-based diets

December 2, 2019

Cooking With Olive Oil
Vegetables Cooked in Extra Virgin Olive Oil Retain More Nutrients

November 1, 2019

Cooking With Olive Oil
Olive Oil: The Perfect Choice For All Cuisines

October 23, 2019

What happens to the antioxidants in olive oil when heated?

October 16, 2019

Events
Mediterranean Diet Roundtable

October 8, 2019

olive oil tariff
NAOOA Continues Fight Against Tariffs on Spanish Olive Oil

October 7, 2019

olive oil tariff
Tariff Update: WTO Announcement

October 3, 2019

Olive Oil Recipes
Fall For These Harvest Inspired Recipes with EVOO

September 30, 2019

Cooking With Olive Oil
High Heat
US News reports on olive oil smoke points

September 27, 2019

About Olive Oil
Commune With The Ancients-Visit The World's Oldest Olive Trees

September 16, 2019

High Heat
Three Reasons Why You Should Not Worry So Much About A Cooking Oil's Smoke Point

September 9, 2019

olive oil tariff
International Fight Over Airplanes Could Cause Olive Oil Prices to Soar in the US

September 3, 2019

High Heat
Cooking Oil and Oxidative Stability

September 2, 2019

olive oil tariff
Congressional Support in the Fight  Against Olive Oil Tariffs

August 23, 2019

About Olive Oil
Busting Myths about Olive Oil

August 15, 2019

Cooking With Olive Oil
Should olive oil be added to a hot or cold pan?

August 8, 2019

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Use Olive Oil To Reduce Cancer Risk of Grilling

August 1, 2019

olive oil tariff
Olive Oil Tariffs - Call to Action

July 24, 2019

olive oil tariff
Olive Oil Tariffs Mean Higher Prices for U.S. Consumers

July 22, 2019

olive oil tariff
Olive Oil Tariff : What You Can Do to Help

July 3, 2019

olive oil tariff
Olive Oil Tariff Update: Media Roundup

July 3, 2019

grilling with olive oil
Favorite Olive Oil Grilling Marinades for 4th of July

July 2, 2019

Olive Oil Recipes
Tasty Summer Salad with Watermelon, Feta and EVOO

June 26, 2019

High Heat
Smoke Point? EVOO Can Take the Heat!

June 19, 2019

About Olive Oil
How To Host an Olive Oil Tasting Party

June 15, 2019

Olive Oil Conference
Olive Oil Industry To Gather in NYC for Olive Oil Conference

May 30, 2019

Olive Oil Conference
Olive Oil Tasting For A Great Cause

May 13, 2019

olive oil tariff
A 100% Tariff on European Olive Oil?

May 9, 2019

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Grilled Shrimp Recipe - EVOO Marinade

April 9, 2019

Olive Oil Recipes
Optimize Your Morning with EVOO Oatmeal

April 2, 2019

Cooking With Olive Oil
High Heat
Olive oil smoke point? Don't sweat it!

March 4, 2019

About Olive Oil
10 Things You Didn't Know About EVOO

February 25, 2019

Cooking With Olive Oil
It’s Safe, Healthy and Affordable to Cook with Extra Virgin Olive Oil

February 18, 2019

Olive Oil Recipes
Olive Oil Can Be Used For Indian Recipes Too!

February 11, 2019

Olive Oil Recipes
Turmeric Tahini Dressing Made with Olive Oil

February 4, 2019

Olive Oil Recipes
Super Bowl Treats Featuring Olive Oil

January 28, 2019

Olive Oil Recipes
Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

January 21, 2019

Olive Oil for Health
Your skin and hair need healthy fats, especially in winter

January 7, 2019

Olive Oil Recipes
Top Olive Oil Recipes of 2018

December 27, 2018

Olive Oil Recipes
Celebrate the Olive Oil Harvest

December 17, 2018

Olive Oil Recipes
Pasta with Garlic and Extra Virgin Olive Oil

December 10, 2018

About Olive Oil
Battle Roy-oil: Round One, Coconut Oil

December 3, 2018

Olive Oil Quality
About Olive Oil
5 of the Biggest Misconceptions about Olive Oil

December 1, 2018

Olive Oil Recipes
Hanukkah
Olive Oil Sufganiyot

November 27, 2018

Olive Oil Recipes
Thanksgiving
10 Ways To Use Olive Oil At Thanksgiving

November 19, 2018

Cooking With Olive Oil
High Heat
Smoke Point Not a Reliable Indicator of Cooking Oil Stability

November 13, 2018

Olive Oil Recipes
Fruit Salad with Extra Virgin Olive Oil

November 12, 2018

Olive Oil for Health
Food As Fuel - Optimize Your Output With Olive Oil

November 6, 2018

About Olive Oil
Netflix's Salt Fat Acid Heat's love letter to olive oil

October 30, 2018

Olive Oil for Health
Seeds of Doubt: Why Recent Reports of Seed Oils’ Heart-Health Benefits are Overblown

October 19, 2018

Cooking With Olive Oil
High Heat
Olive oil on high heat - is it safe?

September 26, 2018

Olive Oil for Beauty
6 Beauty Hacks Using Olive Oil

August 1, 2018

Olive Oil Conference
Olive Oil Conference Recap - Day 2

July 15, 2018

Olive Oil Conference
2018 Olive Oil Conference Recap - Day 1

July 13, 2018

Olive Oil Recipes
The "Oliotini": New olive oil cocktail unveiled at Olive Oil Conference

July 11, 2018

grilling with olive oil
Grilling With Olive Oil

June 18, 2018

Cooking With Olive Oil
High Heat
Is It Safe to Cook with Extra Virgin Olive Oil?

June 8, 2018

Olive Oil Conference
Fourth Annual Olive Oil Conference Welcomes the Biggest Names in the Industry to Chicago July 10-12

May 29, 2018

Olive Oil Quality
Strengthening Olive Oil Standards to Bolster Transparency and Consumer Confidence

May 24, 2018

Olive Oil Recipes
Escalivada with Extra Virgin Olive Oil

May 17, 2018

Olive Oil for Health
Celebrate Mediterranean Diet Month

May 8, 2018

Olive Oil Conference
2018 Olive Oil Conference

May 7, 2018

Cooking With Olive Oil
Crispy homemade fries, made with olive oil

April 16, 2018

Olive Oil for Health
Olive Oil and Mental Health

April 2, 2018

Olive Oil Recipes
Cooking With Olive Oil
How to make aioli

March 20, 2018

Olive Oil Recipes
Nashville Hot Chicken Made with Olive Oil

March 13, 2018

Olive Oil for Beauty
Should you put olive oil on your skin?

March 6, 2018

Olive Oil for Health
weight loss
Mediterranean diet with extra virgin olive oil linked to weight loss

February 27, 2018

Olive Oil Quality
How long does olive oil last?

February 19, 2018

Olive Oil for Health
weight loss
Keto Diet and Olive Oil

January 30, 2018

Olive Oil for Beauty
Beat Winter Blues With This DIY Olive Oil Scrub

January 23, 2018

Olive Oil Recipes
Greek Bean Soup Recipe (For Stove top, Slow Cooker and Instant Pot)

January 16, 2018

About Olive Oil
El Aceite de Oliva, Mitos y Realidades

January 9, 2018

Cooking With Olive Oil
Is olive oil Whole30 compliant?

January 2, 2018

Olive Oil Recipes
Top 10 Olive Oil Recipes of 2017

December 29, 2017

Top 10 Olive Oil Blog Posts of 2017

December 26, 2017

Olive Oil Recipes
Christmas Recipes Featuring Olive Oil

December 18, 2017

Olive Oil Recipes
Hanukkah
Olive Oil and the Miracle of Hanukkah

December 11, 2017

Olive Oil Recipes
Got Leftovers? Make Turkey Croquetas!

November 24, 2017

Olive Oil Recipes
Thanksgiving
Make Thanksgiving a Little Heart Healthier This Year With Olive Oil

November 20, 2017

Olive Oil Recipes
Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes

November 17, 2017

Olive Oil Recipes
Roasted asparagus with olive oil

November 15, 2017

Cooking With Olive Oil
10 tips for reusing leftover frying oil

November 10, 2017

Olive Oil for Health
Dark Chocolate with Olive Oil: Heart-Healthy and Delicious

November 7, 2017

About Olive Oil
Buying Olive Oil
Glossary of olive oil terminology

October 25, 2017

Olive Oil News
Joseph R. Profaci Named Executive Director of the North American Olive Oil Association

October 16, 2017

Olive Oil for Health
Dark Chocolate and EVOO Make the Perfect Healthy Combo

October 11, 2017

About Olive Oil
What color olives are used to make olive oil?

October 4, 2017

Cooking With Olive Oil
Can I use olive oil in my Instant Pot?

September 26, 2017

Olive Oil Quality
The Facts About UC Davis Olive Center's Olive Oil Report

September 20, 2017

About Olive Oil
What's the difference between virgin and extra virgin olive oil?

September 13, 2017

About Olive Oil
If you don't open the bottle, will olive oil stay fresh?

September 6, 2017

Olive Oil Recipes
Olive Oil Biscotti

August 28, 2017

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Olive Oil Smoke Point

Smoke point is not a good indicator of a cooking oil's stability. Extra virgin olive oil is more chemically stable at those heats than other common cooking oils.

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