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Olive Oil Myths Debunked

Serious olive oil lovers try hard to purchase the best quality oil we can get, then treat it and use it with care to make sure we’re getting it at its best. But are all our efforts based on solid information? Can we trust what we’ve heard over the years? It’s not that we believe popular opinion is sometimes wrong, it’s just that… Well, if you take fear of bathing, 13-inch corseted waists, shoulder pads, and low-rise skinny jeans into consideration, apparently popular opinion is sometimes wrong. Sorry if that shocks you.    Want some real facts on olive oil?...

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How to Choose Oils with the Most Health Benefits

Olive oil is healthy. Well…extra virgin olive is healthy. Well...kind of... Extra virgin olive oil is healthy as long as it’s been processed carefully and handled properly from start to finish. There. That last one’s more accurate. That’s Depressing! Agreed. It’s sickening to think that one of the world’s healthiest and most delicious foods is compromised on regular basis, but that’s exactly the case. A few years ago, the UC Davis Olive Center at the famed Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science, did a big study of olive oils on the American market. The test was done using...

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5 Things You May Not Know About Olive Oil

Many people are huge fans of olive oil. And rightly so – it has fantastic flavor, lots of variety for those who take their admiration to the connoisseur level, and it’s proven itself to be good for your heart (as fats go…), which is good news for our heart-disease-laden United States. But that’s not all you need to know! Olive oil is wonderful for many reasons and we here at Old Town Olive are here to help educate you about our favorite industry. 1) The Amount we Consume Here in the United States, we consume about a liter of olive...

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Why Olive Oil is the Healthiest Fat on Earth

As anyone who has been alive for the last 15 minutes probably knows, Extra Virgin Olive Oil gets rave reviews from scientists and dieticians for how healthy it is for our bodies. But have you ever wondered why? What do our bodies use fat for anyway? What makes one kind of fat different from another? Those are excellent questions. We’re going to answer them right now! How Our Bodies Use Fat Fat is a necessary component to some surprising aspects of our body’s health. Here are a few things that fats do in the body: Transport and help digest fat-soluble...

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Olive Oil Varieties

To those that are new to the intricacies of olive oil, it may come as a surprise to learn just how many varieties there are. There are actually over 1,000 olive varieties, each with their own unique taste. In this blog, we aim to help you become a connoisseur by learning to appreciate the flavor differences of each. Of course there is no substitute for actually tasting these yourself. That’s also where we come in – we welcome you to stop by our store in Old Town, Albuquerque, and go on a tasting adventure. First, let’s take a look at...

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