North American Olive Oil Association Blog

Does light olive oil contain less calories?

While light often means that a food has fewer calories, this is not the case for olive oil. The word light refers to flavor rather than caloric content; all olive oil has 14 grams of fat per tablespoon, regardless of being named a light oil.

Marco Scanu, Guest Speaker at the Olive Oil Conference

Marco Scanu will be a guest speaker at the Olive Oil Conference in the Chicago area on July 19, 2017. As an olive oil maker and olive oil business consultant, Marco leads several olive oil projects around the world. 

Ellie Krieger, Guest Speaker at the Olive Oil Conference

Ellie Krieger will be a guest speaker at the Olive Oil Conference in the Chicago area on July 20, 2017. Ellie is the host and executive producer of the Public Television cooking series “Ellie’s Real Good Food,” and well known as the host of Food Network’s hit show “Healthy Appetite.” Ellie Krieger is the leading go-to nutritionist in the media today, helping people find the sweet spot where delicious and healthy meet.

Brie Thompson, Guest Speaker at the Olive Oil Conference

Brie Thompson will be a guest speaker at the Olive Oil Conference in the Chicago area on July 20, 2017. Brie Thompson is the proud co-founder of Olivelle in Bozeman, Montana.