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What’s the Difference Between Virgin Olive Oil and Extra-Virgin Olive Oil?

Updated: Jan 21, 2021

We all asked ourself once that question , what is the relation between olive oil when we use the word virgin or extra virgin??! so today I'm gonna answer that question.

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Olive Oil Is All About the Process:

Generally speaking, “olive oil” is simply the oil that’s obtained from the fruit of olive trees. In itself that sounds pretty simple and straightforward.

But there are different varieties of olive oil that are set apart not by the type of olive that’s used, but the process used to extract the oil, as well as by the additives, and the oil’s level of free oleic acid.

It's All About the Taste:

There is many different openions about the virgin and extra virgin oil, as an example in the middle east they preffere to use the virgin oil because they really to add it to many kinds of food and eat it in larg quantities such as " Zet w Zaatar" or " Fatteh" and thery really tend to leave or store the extra virgin to the next year beacuse it'll turn into virgin oil.

but in the other side of the world , people tend to use extra virgin oil beacuse of it's bitterness and the tiny quantities they use in their meals such as salad.

so decide what you want and don't hesitate to pick up you best choice from Tasty and More

What You Need to Know About Extra-Virgin Olive Oil:

Extra-virgin olive oil is an unrefined oil and the highest-quality olive oil you can buy. There are very specific standards oil has to meet to receive the label “extra-virgin.” Because of the way extra-virgin olive oil is made, it retains more true olive taste, and has a lower level of oleic acid than other olive oil varieties. It also contains more of the natural vitamins and minerals found in olives.

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What You Need to Know About Virgin Olive Oil:

Next in quality, as categorized by the standards of the International Olive Council, is virgin olive oil. It’s made using a similar process as extra-virgin olive oil and is also an unrefined oil, meaning chemicals or heat are not used to extract oil from the fruit. Virgin olive oil also maintains the purity and taste of the olive, though production standards are not as rigid.

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