North American Olive Oil Association Blog

Does olive oil lose its health benefits when heated?

Contrary to what you may have heard, olive oil does not lose its health benefits or become unhealthy when heated.

Olive oil harvest

It's olive oil harvest time in the Northern hemisphere! Read on to learn more about how olive oil is made!

Substitute olive oil for butter this Thanksgiving

Traditional Thanksgiving dishes are often loaded with butter. This year, incorporate some heart-healthy olive oil into your Thanksgiving menu.

Pumpkin Bread

Here's an excellent olive oil pumpkin bread recipe. Make a batch ahead of time. You can freeze it for up to three months.

Should olive oil be stored in the refrigerator?

Experts agree that olive oil should be stored in a cool dark place. Does that mean you should store olive oil in the refrigerator?

OO Conference Tasting Champ Journey to Tuscany

As the winner of the inaugural North American Extra Virgin Olive Oil Taster’s Championship held in 2015, Hayley Stevens was awarded a week long trip to Tuscany sponsored by "Olivaria, Hand-picked Experiences." Here's what Hayley reported back to us.

NAOOA List of Certified Olive Oil Brands Grows at Record Pace

The Certified Quality Seal Program adds major olive oil brands and retailer brands in 2016

Understanding Cooking Oil Smoke Points

Everything you know about smoke points is wrong. Smoke points are more than just a simple number. Read on to learn why.

EVOO Lemon Cake


This amazing lemon cake is getting rave reviews from the nutritionists and dietitians visiting our booth at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE). The chefs at the Westin O'Hare (who created this for our annual Olive Oil Conference) were kind enough to share the recipe with us.


Why olive oil is the best oil for frying

Contrary to popular belief, olive oil is one of the best oils for frying.  The medium-high smoke point of olive oil exceeds the temperatures needed for frying. Furthermore, olive oil contains oleic acid and minor compounds that protect the oil from breaking down, even after reuse. 

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