View Full Version : Expeller Pressed Olive Oil?
11-26-2007, 12:42 PM
Ok, what’s the low' down? Is this stuff raw? From what I can gather about most oil the answer usually comes down to 'it just depends' I love that answer for the same reason I hate it, it's really simple! From what I've read all that expeller pressing means is that it's a process of squeezing under a very high pressure with no added chemicals and no additional heat (other than the friction caused by whatever it is being pressed) My dilemma is that I can't find any info on expeller pressing exclusively for olives. Expeller pressed nuts are often naturally heated to temperatures over 120 degrees Fahrenheit by friction due to their toughness, but logically olives being 'squishy' and soft would make it seem that far less heat would naturally be generated and they would still retain their enzymes, etc. after everything was said and done.
Not that it would matter here, but we’re talking about extra virgin.
11-26-2007, 03:04 PM
I'm not too sure about the expeller pressed olive oil.....but from my understanding, any oil you buy, if you want to guarantee it's raw, buy 'first cold pressed'......any oil, whether it be coconut, olive, sunflower, you get the drift!
11-26-2007, 03:19 PM
is all "first cold pressed" okay? i don't think there are any "legal" standards for that statement, so i think it is often used on olive oil that is not technically "raw".
check out this article about olive oil and is it raw or not (or is it even "olive" oil?!?!?). http://www.living-foods.com/articles/oliveoil.html the author of this article also recommends bariani olive oil, which is what alissa sells on her site too. seems that one can be trusted.
11-26-2007, 06:27 PM
Hmmm, interesting article.......I also read that in the European Union, the designation of "first cold pressed" is regulated, but not everywhere else (not much good to me, anyway!). All I know is that I buy "first cold pressed" because it's what I have access to, I assumed it was likely better than expeller pressed, and is in line with my budget. I definitely trust Alissa's products as raw, so if one was that worried about it, then, of coarse, order from here. But I'm just saying that I'm trusting what I'm buying, and it's had no ill effects thus far! I don't know.....there are so many "ifs" out there.....
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