What's your favorite olive oil?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 19, 2010 at 12:21 PM

For the past prolly two years i have been using Bionaturae http://www.bionaturae.com/oil.html

About a week ago though i got a large bottle of Spectrum Organic Mediterranean Olive Oil. It was on sale. Anyway, holy shit, this stuff is ridiculously delicious. Hardcore olive flavor. I mean this stuff tastes like oil from an olive, if you know what i mean.

Wondering what some of your favorite brands of olive oil are?

ps. the only other veg oil im using (after reading about it on paleohacks and then doing a little research) these days is Macadamia Nut Oil from NOW foods. and sometimes i just gotta sneak in a little hot sesame oil from Eden Foods.



on July 15, 2010
at 08:57 AM

I think sesame seed oil (I'd use tahini actually, more nutrients in my opinion) is pretty good, especially with the sesamin content. The whole sesamin thing isn't really confirmed by any science (as a scientist I hesitate to jump on the bandwagon from that), but I can't help but think that its healthy with the ridiculous consumption in the mediterranean region. Anyway, just to say, I used to be a little crazy regulating my seasame seed intake, but i think you can lighten up without any negative consequences

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on August 02, 2010
at 08:46 PM

I like Trader Joe's CA Estate EVOO. I think it's about 6 bucks and extremely flavorful with a spicy backbite that's indicative of high polyphenols. Good stuff.



on June 20, 2010
at 11:23 AM

Chaffin Family Orchards in CA. The shipping to TX kills me, but I love the oil.



on June 19, 2010
at 02:49 PM

I get "Paesano" Sicilian OO from Whole Foods. A 1L bottle was on sale for $13 last week. It's almost emerald green, cloudy, spicy, definitely olive-y. They have an organic version too but it's much more expensive. Nearly all the other oils there are filtered.



on June 19, 2010
at 01:21 PM

I get a great extra virgin olive oil from the italian retailer at the market I go to.

The taste is amazing, and it does not cost too much (17$ for 2L).


on August 02, 2010
at 08:18 PM

This extra light stuff: http://www.amazon.com/Extra-Light-44-Ounce-Plastic-Bottle/dp/B0028P853E/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=grocery&qid=1278809139&sr=1-3

Great for in baking or for mayo or anything you don't want to really have that olive oil flavour.


on August 02, 2010
at 08:03 PM

Anything from Spain... no joke. The best EVOOs come from Spain and in fact most "Italian" ones buy their olives from Spain, package the oil in Italy, and call them Italian!



on July 25, 2010
at 04:39 PM

Actually I more or less dislike the taste of olive oil, especially compared to macadamia.


on July 11, 2010
at 03:56 PM

Kind of of topic, since it's not olive oil... I love grape seed oil. New to paleo, but I'm sure this is still allowed.


on June 19, 2010
at 08:08 PM

Colavita EVOO. Not that expensive and rich, earthy taste.

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