Necessary Tips to Get the Right Olive Oil
In this article, we will give you some guidance on how to do this.
1. Identifying Different Types of Olive Oil
– Virgin olive oil: Virgin olive oil is not as superior as extra virgin olive oil; however it has a good quality, too. Virgin olive oil does not go through any refinement. However, the acidity content is not as low as in extra virgin olive oil (virgin olive oil: around 1 – 4 % acidity, extra virgin olive oil: from 0% to 0, 8% acidity). Due to this reason, the aromas and flavors of the virgin olive oil are not as attractive as extra virgin olive oil.
– Pure olive oil: This is the most available type of olive oil in the market. You can find it in almost any supermarket or grocery store. It is from the second press of the olives. Therefore, pure olive oil has lower quality than extra virgin or virgin olive oil. Pure olive oil is also refined olive oil. You can use it for cooking. Yet for your salad or skincare purpose, it is not a good choice at all.
– Olive pomace oil: After the good olive oil (suitable for cooking) has been taken, people will extract what calls the olive pomace oil. It has very low quality and should not be used for cooking or eating. It is cheap and usually, people buy it to clean things.
2. Know Your Needs
The best olive oil for you is the olive oil that suits your needs. So identify why you want an amount of olive oil in the first place. If you are going to make some salad, then extra virgin olive oil would be the best choice for you. In case you hesitate due to its high price, then the virgin olive oil will also be a good choice with a more reasonable price.
If you are going to cook with olive oil, then pure olive oil is enough for you.
And when you are aiming at cleaning things around the house, olive pomace oil and just olive pomace oil is enough. There is no need to waste virgin olive oil on this.
3. Look At the Color of the Bottle
If you pay attention, you will see that the famous brands always keep their olive oil in a dark glass. These colors will protect the olive oil from being oxidized. So look at the color of the bottle when you buy olive oil. If the bottle is in a bright color, stay away from it. Go for dark ones.
At the same time, do not be lured by the color of the oil. It has nothing to do with the oil’s quality. Look at the type of the oil (as per section 1 above) to know the quality.