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Common Olive Oil Terms to Know

December 23, 2021

Olive oil is a widely-used ingredient. It’s delicious and offers plenty of health benefits (at least in comparison to other oils), and it has a variety of flavors to complement different dishes. When it comes to different olive oil types and terms, however, not everyone is as informed. Here’s an overview of common olive oil terms, so you’ll never have to ask, “What is extra virgin olive oil?” again. Get to know these olive oil terms Here are some of the most common olive oil terms you should know: Cold-pressed: Cold pressing simply means extracting oil from the olives at... View Article

What Are the Healthiest and Unhealthiest Oils?

December 1, 2021

Is oil healthy for consumption? That depends on the kind of oil you’re using. Oil is a necessary component in cooking, especially when baking, frying, sautéing or drizzling. Whether you’re making sure food doesn’t stick to the pan or trying to create the perfect salad dressing, choosing the right oil is important. Oil can also benefit—or harm—your health. Some food-grade oils, like olive oil, have health benefits. They’re considered “healthy fats,” which are part of a balanced diet. Read on to learn more about the healthiest and unhealthiest cooking oils, and how to use them appropriately. A note about smoke... View Article

How Co-Packing Can Help Your Business

November 17, 2021

Once you’ve established your business in local markets, you might want to expand your production process. When you do, you should consider working with a co-packer. The benefits of co-packing can be summed up in one concept: you can scale production up, without having to invest in additional staff and equipment. Is it time to put your private label olive oil in the hands of more customers? Here’s why you should use a co-packer to expand your burgeoning business empire: How co-packers operate If you’ve never worked with a co-packer before, you might not understand how the process works. Co-packers... View Article

When Can You Swap Canola Oil for Vegetable Oil?

October 15, 2021

When you’re using oil for baking or frying, a recipe will often call for vegetable oil—but what exactly is in vegetable oil? Is it really made from vegetables? What about canola oil? Are canola oil and vegetable oil different? There are many questions surrounding this topic but not a lot of solid answers. Here are some reasons why it can get confusing, as well as how to know when to use canola oil vs vegetable oil: What is vegetable oil? One of the most confusing things about vegetable oil is that it’s not always actually made of the same things.... View Article

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