Did you know extra virgin olive oils can be as varied as wines? Chefs can explore different varieties of EVOO paired with different foods for great results. Then, advertise this special ingredient on the menu to create value and show attention to detail.
Don't fall prey to the common myths:
Myth: EVOO must be very green to be good quality
Truth: EVOO can range in color from golden to green
Myth: You can't cook with EVOO
Truth: EVOO is one of the most stable oils due to the monounsaturated fat (the good fat) and the antioxidants it contains. Flavors will diminish with extended heat though
The North American Olive Oil Association is committed to supplying North American consumers with quality products in a fair and competitive environment; to fostering a clear understanding of the different grades of olive oil; and to expounding the benefits of olive oil in nutrition, health, and the culinary arts.