North American Olive Oil Association Blog

Crock-pot baked potatoes with olive oil

Did you know that you can make baked potatoes in your slow cooker? Here is a super easy recipe for crock-pot baked potatoes made with olive oil. 

Sauces made with olive oil

Sauces and marinades made with olive oil are easy to make and are tastier and healthier than ones made with other oils and fats. Below are olive oil based sauces that are bright and flavorful. They pair perfectly with grilled meats, fish, and roasted vegetables, or they can simply be used as a dipping sauce. Make a batch and pour on any dish that needs a little kick!

Olive Oil Myths vs Facts

There is a lot of misinformation concerning olive oil on the Internet. Here's a side-by-side look at the myths and facts about olive oil.

How to avoid rancid olive oil

Some food bloggers are claiming that 50% of the olive oil sold in the USA is rancid and that Americans actually prefer rancid oil. While our testing shows otherwise, all oils do eventually go rancid. Learn how to avoid rancid olive oil and to detect rancid oils at home. 

Grades of Olive Oil [video]

The International Olive Council (IOC) in Madrid, Spain, sets the grades and standards for world olive oil trade, which members of the North American Olive Oil Association agree to follow. The different types of olive oil are distinguished by their production method, flavor and chemistry. For production and trading purposes there are six different grades of Olive Oil and three different grades of Olive-Pomace Oil, although consumers are usually offered only two or three types for home or restaurant use. All olive oils offer benefits compared to commonly-used cooking oils, but the health and usage benefits vary among the grades.