What is Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)?

It’s a pantry staple, yet there is confusion surrounding what type of olive oil to is best for you. With so many different brands, names and types, its time to clear up the confusion!

Extra virgin is the highest quality olive oil on the market and incredibly good for you. For an oil to be considered EVOO, the olives have to be harvested and cold pressed within 24 hours. This method ensures the natural flavours, aromas and health-enhancing properties of olive oil are captured.

Virgin olive oil is of a lesser quality compared to extra virgin. Meanwhile refined or light olive oils undergo processing that may include heat, chemicals and filtration, which removes and changes the smell, flavour and chemical makeup of the oil.

EVOO, or liquid gold as we call it at Red Rock Olives, health benefits include improvements to:

  • Cardiovascular health
  • Cognitive health
  • Digestive health
  • Osteo health
  • Rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatories
India Nicholson