There is an endless amount of infused olive oils on the market today. While these flavored oils make great cooking additions and gifts, ensuring you're getting the best quality can be challenging.
There are many companies that make infused olive oils using safe and unsafe methods. It's important to do your research and know what to look out for before bringing flavored olive oil into your kitchen.
In this blog, our experts at Texana Brands will discuss:
- What infused olive oil is
- How its made
- Flavors available for purchase
And food-pairing recommendations for each!
Infused Olive Oil
Table of Contents:
- Infused Olive Oil: What Is It Exactly?
- How Is It Made?
- 5 Tips To Buying Infused Olive Oil
- Get To Know Our Signature Infused Olive Oils
People Also Ask:
Is infused olive oil healthy?
The quality and nutritional value of infused olive oil depend on the type and the infusion process. At Texana Brands, we only produce extra virgin olive oils infused naturally with a wide variety of flavors that highlight our Texas heritage!
High-quality olive oil is known to help:
- Reduce inflammation
- Heart diseases
- Manage Diabetes
What is the difference between fused and infused olive oil?
Fused, or "agrumato", olive oils require pressing the olives simultaneously with herbs and fruits.
Infused olive oil involves adding the herbs and spices after pressing the olives and extracting the oil.
Does infused olive oil expire?
Naturally-flavored olive oils of higher quality have a usual shelf life of about 18 to 24 months. Try to use yours all up within 1 to 2 months, and within a year at most.
If your infused olive oil appears fine after 30 days, you should be able to use it without hesitation.
Infused Olive Oil: What Is It Exactly?
Infused olive oil is cooking olive oils that use natural seasonings to enhance the flavor. These olive oils are a great way to add lots of flavor without adding too much fat.
Infused olive oils pair well with an endless amount of dishes. As if the health benefits weren't enough already!
How Is It Made?
Producers add herbs, spices, or other natural flavors to extra virgin olive oil to make the infused olive oil.
Infused olive oils typically take a two-step process to make:
- First, making the olive oil and then adding the spices, fruits, or herbs to it.
- Second, mixing oils together to produce the desired flavor.
Our team crafts each flavor with an olive oil infusion process free of:
- Food coloring
By using cold-pressed methods, we can better preserve the polyphenols. These are nutrients that give olive oil many of its health-supporting benefits!
5 Tips To Buying Infused Olive Oil
When looking to buy infused olive oils, it's important to know what you are getting! There are many olive oil infusions on the market that use unsafe processes and production methods.
Once you know what's involved in producing authentic infused olive oil, and then tasting those results, there's no going back to generic, untraceable products.
Below are 5 tips from our expert growers, producers, and distributors at Texana Brands.
- Only purchase extra-virgin olive oil. (This is the healthiest type of olive oil available.)
- Look for “Authentic EVOO." (No chemicals and industrial refining here.)
- Avoid clear glass bottles. (Light bottles diminish natural aroma and flavor.)
- Go for "cold-pressed." (pressing with no additional heat.)
- Use your oil and use it liberally! (Don't be afraid to use your infused olive oil in your favorite recipe.)
Get To Know Our Signature Infused Olive Oils
At Texana Brands, our infused olive oils come in a wide variety of flavors that highlight our Texas heritage. We're proud to produce all-natural olive oil that's non-GMO and tested to be 100% extra virgin.
Our truly-Texas, signature flavors include:
- 100% Extra Virgin
- Roasted Garlic
- Zesty Lemon
- Smokey Mesquite
- Cajun Heat
- Spicy Sriracha
- Hatch Chile
- Fresh Jalapeño
- Country Herb
- Roasted Onion
Our infused oils can transform your culinary creations, from grilled chicken to salads, dipping sauces, and more! We have a flavor to match every palate!
Texana Brands wants to help you add real Texas taste to your cooking! Our mission is to provide the best infused olive oil possible. We do this by producing flavors made from 100% extra virgin olive oil that's free of chemicals and refining processes.
With a wide variety of natural flavors, our oils offer an authentic southern experience that doesn't skimp on quality.
Are you ready to bring new life to your home and commercial cooking?