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virgin olive oil?

What is the difference between olive oil, virgin olive oil, and extra virgin olive oil?

By the way, I had been told that canola oil was made from rapeseed and was not a healthy option. Thanks for clearing that up.


wold6304 months ago

Extra virgin olive oil is unrefined (which means it isn't treated with chemicals or heated to high temperatures during processing) and is the highest quality of olive oil that you can buy.

Virgin olive oil is the next best oil in comparison to extra virgin. It is still unrefined but the standards for processing are not as high or strict.

Olive oil is a blend, or mixture, of virgin olive oil and refined oils. This is the lowest quality of olive oils.