North American Olive Oil Association Blog

Butter to Olive Oil Conversion Chart

Make a heart healthy substitution for your family. Substitute olive oil for butter in many recipes, including baking. Use the below chart to convert your recipes and to reduce cholesterol and saturated fat content.

What is a "fake" olive oil?

We've seen reports on the internet claiming that the majority of extra-virgin olive oils sold in the USA are "fake". We'd like to take a moment to break down that claim. 

Olive oil brownies

We love this recipe from Nancy Harmon Jenkins, author of Virgin Territory, Exploring the World of Olive Oil.  While many say that olive oil is not good for baking, she offers this amazing recipe for olive oil brownies. 

5 expert tips for buying olive oil

Recent stories about "fake" olive oil have made consumers nervous. How can you know that you are buying authentic, healthy olive oil? 

No, your olive oil isn’t fake

We tested over 250 samples of olive oil last year and here is what we found.

Exaggerated claims about olive oil fraud have gotten a lot of attention recently and that’s bad news for consumers. Stories about adulteration may turn people away from one of the most healthful foods in the world.