A Consumer's Guide to Olive Oil

Discover the ultimate consumer's guide to olive oil—everything you need to know, plus answers to all your questions in one place!

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2024 NAOOA Olive Oil Testing Program

The North American Olive Oil Association (NAOOA), whose members represent over half the olive oil sold in the United States, will commission the nation's most comprehensive, rigorous olive oil testing study to date

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Celebrate the Health
and Versatility of
Olive Oil

Welcome to About Olive Oil, brought to you by the North American Olive Oil Association. At the NAOOA, we celebrate the health and versatility of all types of olive oil for all consumers in North America.

Olive Oil Education

Learn about how olive oil is made, buying and usage tips and more.

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The Basics of Olive Oil

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Olive Oil 101

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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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