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How to Recognize and Buy High-Quality Olive Oil

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How to Recognize and Buy High-Quality Olive Oil

Extra virgin olive oil is a kitchen staple you should feel good about. Many culinary and medical experts agree that this dietary fat is ideal for cooking and is linked to significant health benefits.  While extra virgin olive oil is versatile, healthy, and flavorful, not all olive oils are created equal. It is important to have a clear understanding of what the term "extra virgin olive oil" means and why it is the best type you can buy when looking to add it to your pantry. In this blog from our extra virgin olive oil growers, producers, and distributors at...

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Olive Oil with Polyphenol: What You Need to Know

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Olive Oil with Polyphenol: What You Need to Know

Extra virgin olive oil has been praised as a healthy dietary fat for ages. This is because it contains high amounts of polyphenols, which are antioxidant compounds with many significant health benefits.  In this blog post from our olive oil growers, producers, and distributors at Texana Brands, we'll explore what polyphenols are and why they make extra virgin olive oil so special. We'll also discuss the many health benefits of consuming polyphenol-rich olive oil and how to tell if your olive oil contains these beneficial compounds. Table of Contents: What are Polyphenols Exactly? What is Olive Oil Rich in Polyphenols?...

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Olive Oil Tasting: A Comprehensive Guide

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Olive Oil Tasting: A Comprehensive Guide

Do you enjoy the taste of olive oil? If so, you're not alone! Olive is one of the most popular types of oils in the world. Its versatility makes it an excellent choice for cooking, and its unique, delicate flavors can serve as a perfect ingredient for nearly any dish.  However, you may still have some questions about olive oil. If so, you're in luck! At Texana Brands, our team of olive oil growers, producers, and distributors pride ourselves on providing reliable resources and educating consumers about olive oil.  At Texana Brands, we've created this blog as a comprehensive guide...

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Debunking 5 Common Olive Oil Myths

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Debunking 5 Common Olive Oil Myths

Olive oil is a dietary fat that has many uses, from cooking and enhancing the flavors of your favorite dish to having natural antioxidants and providing several health benefits. While olive oil has been around for centuries, there are many myths and misconceptions that surround this high-flavored culinary ingredient.  At Texana Brands, our olive oil growers, producers, and distributors have put together this blog to help set the record straight. Below you will find answers to five common myths and misconceptions about olive oil.  Table of Contents: Myth #1: You Shouldn’t Cook with Extra Virgin Olive Oil Myth #2: The...

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How Olive Oil Is Made: An Overview

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How Olive Oil Is Made: An Overview

Turning olives into olive oil is a craft that has been practiced for centuries, and various techniques have been passed down from generation to generation. Many historians believe that the making of olive oil originated in the ancient Mediterranean basin, most likely in Greece.  The olive oil producers of today use a variety of methods depending on the region, with each having its unique way of turning olives into healthy and flavorful olive oil. But how exactly is olive oil made?  In this blog, our olive oil experts, producers, and manufacturers at Texana Brands will cover: What olive oil is,...

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