Olive oil is a staple in just about every kitchen. This dietary fat is tasty and versatile, with many perks, including health and cooking benefits.
At Texana Brands, we're more than a producer and distributor of Texas olive oil. We strive to be a valuable resource and therefore have created this blog post to provide answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding olive oil.
In this blog from Texana Brands, you'll find answers to:
- Olive oil FAQs (frequently asked questions)
- Texana Brands signature olive oil products
- Where you can buy Texana Brands olive oil
Table of Contents:
- What is Olive Oil?
- What Does "Extra Virgin" Olive Oil Mean?
- Can I Cook With Olive Oil?
- Olive Oil Health Benefits
- Can I Reuse Olive Oil?
- How Should Olive Oil Be Stored?
- How Do I Shop for Olive Oil?
- Where Can I Buy Olive Oil?
What is Olive Oil?
Olive oil is a liquid dietary fat that is obtained from olives. The oil is extracted from the fleshy parts of the ripened olive fruits that grow from the olive tree.
Generally, there are five types of olive oil:
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
- Virgin Olive Oil
- Refined Olive Oil
- Pure Olive Oil
- Olive Pomace Oil
At Texana Brands, we produce, sell, and distribute extra virgin olive oil only. It is our mission to offer the highest-quality extra virgin olive possible.
Our team works hard to ensure the purity of our products and to help educate customers about their uses and benefits.
What Does "Extra Virgin" Olive Oil Mean?
When olive oil is recognized as "extra virgin," it means that it was made in a way that's free of dyes, chemicals, and preservatives.
EVOO is olive oil in its purest form. Extra virgin olive oil maintains the natural polyphenols, antioxidants, and flavors found in olives.
How is Olive Oil Made?
Making olive oil involves:
- Harvesting fresh olives
- Crushing the olives into a paste
- Separating the oil from the pulp of the crushed olive fruit
Making olive oil is a fascinating process that's necessary to produce one of the world's healthiest dietary fats.
What Does It Mean When Olive Oil is "Cold-Pressed"?
"Cold-pressed" or "cold-extracted" means that the olive oil was produced by crushing the olives without the use of heat. Cold-pressed methods are how all extra virgin olive oil is made.
Can I Cook With Olive Oil?
Absolutely! Extra virgin olive oil is a perfect ingredient for cooking. Many medical and health professionals agree and even recommend cooking with this dietary fat because of its beneficial properties.
Olive oil can be used in cooking for:
- Salad dressings
- Drizzling over salads or pasta
- Substituting for butter or margarine
Olive Oil Health Benefits
Olive oil is among the healthiest dietary fats in the world. Many health studies have shown that olive oil has noticeable benefits for the skin and body.
Olive oil can have positive impacts on:
- The metabolism
- Heart health
- Cancer reduction
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Inflammation reduction
Olive oil is naturally rich in healthy monounsaturated fats, antioxidants, polyphenols, and has high anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
When boosting your diet and health with this dietary fat, make sure you go for extra virgin olive oil. Check out our Texana Brand blog to read more about the health and nutritional benefits of extra virgin olive oil!
Can I Reuse Olive Oil?
Yes! It is perfectly safe to reuse olive oil when stored properly.
How Should Olive Oil Be Stored?
When storing your olive oil, avoid heat, light, and air. Try keeping it on a shelf in your pantry in a cool, dark place.
At Texana Brands, we recommend purchasing olive oil products sold in dark bottles. The darker the bottle, the less light will penetrate the oil. This helps preserve the olive oil flavor, taste, and health properties.
How Do I Shop for Olive Oil?
When shopping for olive oil, you have an endless amount of options. However, not all olive oil types and brands are created equal. There are companies out there that claim to produce high-quality olive oil when that’s simply not the case.
At Texana Brands, you’ll never have to worry about the quality and purity of your olive oil. Aside from producing 100% extra virgin olive oil, we’ve also made shopping for this dietary fat easy for you!
Our online store is simple, user-friendly, and always stocked. You can click here to shop our signature Texana Brands olive oils!
Where Can I Buy Olive Oil?
Our signature Texana Brands olive oil product line can be found at your local Brookshire’s, or through Fresh by Brookshire’s.
If you reside outside of Texas or don’t have a Brookshire’s near you, don’t worry! You can shop and purchase our products through our online store!
Are you interested in wholesale options? Texana Brands offers special wholesale pricing for all our products, sold in cases of six. Click here to fill out our online form!
Are you looking to purchase our products for gift/swag purposes? We work directly with customers who want to present custom gifts for their employees and clients.
Texana Brands also works with consumers who wish to promote their next event with custom swag! Click here to fill out our online form!
Are you looking to purchase our olive oil in bulk? Our Texana Brands team works closely with restaurants that wish to use our products for their culinary needs! Click here to fill out our online form!
Olive oil is a staple in many kitchens and diets for several good reasons. It's flavorful and can be used as an easy way to add healthy fats, protein, antioxidants, minerals, and more to your plate.
At Texana Brands, we're proud to provide high-quality olive oil packed with classic Texas flavors. We hope that this olive oil FAQs blog has helped answer your questions, and our team wants to ensure you feel more confident about adding olive oil to your pantry!
Are you ready to experience the difference with Texana Brands signature olive oil?