North American Olive Oil Association Blog

Olive Oil Legends

The olive tree has long been a symbol of peace, wisdom, and prosperity.  There are many mythical and ancient applications of olive oil.

Can you reuse olive oil?

Olive oil and extra virgin olive oil can be used for pan and deep frying. So, what happens when you have lots of olive oil left over in the pan after you’re done cooking?

Olive oil grits

Most people associate grits with butter but grits are also delicious and creamy when made with olive oil.

What is "pure" or "classic" olive oil?

Sometimes referred to as regular olive oil, "classic" olive oil or just olive oil -- pure olive oil is 100% authentic olive oil that has many of the same health benefits as extra-virgin olive oil at a lower cost. Here are some facts about pure olive oil.

Olive Oil Purity v Quality

There are two types of olive oil fraud. Learn the difference between olive oil purity and olive oil quality and how to find a good olive oil.