Olive oil is produced by grinding olives into an olive paste and extracting the oil by using large millstones. Olive oil can be unrefined, extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) and refined. Unrefined EVOO retains its natural antioxidants and vitamins, which are typically lost during the refining processing.
Olive oil is a great all around choice and is our #1 oil, despite the amount of saturated fat per serving.
Salad dressings, marinades, dips, sauces, butter replacement, drizzle over cooked pasta or vegetables. EVOO has a smoke point of around 405°F, which is high enough for most cooking applications.