View Full Version : what brand of EVOO do you use?
09-27-2008, 10:24 PM
I've read that much of the EVOO out there is rancid, esp if it comes in a clear bottle. What brand do you feel is the most beneficial/reliable in quality?
09-27-2008, 11:15 PM
Bariani is a good one.
09-27-2008, 11:24 PM
Bariani is a good one.
I second that :)
09-28-2008, 12:17 AM
I'm in Canada and get President's Choice Organic Cold pressed olive oil in a dark bottle:
PC Organics Extra Virgin Olive Oil - Unfiltered (http://www.presidentschoice.ca/FoodAndRecipes/GreatFood/ProductDetails.aspx/id/10637/name/PCOrganicsExtraVirginOliveOilUnfiltered/catid/178/type/2)
09-28-2008, 05:04 AM
Bariani seems to be the only true raw one according to all the raw experts (Alissa carries this brand). There may be others that are imported, but not sure which brands. I had researched this years ago. I think a couple raw companies may produce their own, but I found they were even more expensive.
Raymond Francis of "Never Be Sick Again" was allergic to everything toxic when recovering from illness and found it to be the best oil. According to him: Labeling inferior oils as “extra virgin” is both fraudulent and commonplace. In fact, the words “extra virgin” and “cold-pressed” on the label are meaningless in today’s market. To produce high-quality oil, traditional production techniques should be employed. A stone wheel should be used to crush the olives. This is slow, time consuming and costly, but results in a better product where, importantly, the oil and water fractions are easily separated. Crushing with faster, less expensive methods such as a high speed hammer mill causes the oil and water to become emulsified. This results in intimate contact between the oil and water that dissolves away precious water-soluble antioxidants.
When I looked up the process, I found other oils that started out stone wheel crushing, but then they used a hammer. Also found this book on Amazon 'Healing Oils of The Bible' that discusses this process as being used during biblical times: When olive oil was extracted in Biblical times, the whole fruit was crushed by a stone wheel.
09-28-2008, 05:40 AM
Which I have to say, makes a great facial moisturizer as well!!! :D
09-28-2008, 10:04 AM
Hi Zaphriah, ~~~~~~waving hello~~~~~~~~~~~
If you are ever at the co-op in Great Barrington you might want to consider a brand called Napa Valley Naturals. It's organic extra virgin olive oil. It says on the front of the bottle that it is cold pressed below 98.5 degrees. I am on my second bottle.
Have a wonderful and blessed day!
Blessings and peace,
09-28-2008, 03:15 PM
I use RAPUNZEL Organic Olive Oil, extra virgin, cold pressed and unrefined. It is mechanically pressed at a maximum 95F and bottled in green glass for UV protection.
I would like to try Bariani. When I order a dehydrator from Alissa, I'll order a bottle of it.
09-28-2008, 03:28 PM
RAWKnitster, do you have a food co-op over in Bothell? I can buy Bariani at the co-op in Pt. Townsend. They have a co-op in Mt. Vernon, I'm sure they have more of them all over WA. Bariani is family owned and pressed. The owner lives in San Francisco and I used to call him to order our oil (when I worked for my naturopath who had his own little supplement store here in Sequim). I'm pretty sure the guy would actually sell it to anybody in quantity. We used to get it in cases of 12.
09-28-2008, 04:59 PM
EmmaT, I haven't found a food co-op yet. There is the RawVeganSource in Redmond, but I haven't tried it yet. Thanks for the info and encouragement. I'll keep looking!
09-28-2008, 07:17 PM
The closest co-op to you seems to be the Madison Market in Seattle at 1600 Madison Street ( www.madisonmarket.com )
09-28-2008, 07:19 PM
...and you can find other health food stores by state at www.greenpeople.org/healthfood.htm
09-28-2008, 07:22 PM
...and it looks like you can order your Bariani Olive Oil directly from them www.barianioliveoil.com/
09-28-2008, 07:22 PM
Bariani! By far the best EVOO out there. I've been purchasing it for years...way before raw. It's spectacular!!
09-29-2008, 12:04 AM
Thanks, EmmaT! :D I just put those in my raw/faves folder.
09-29-2008, 06:02 AM
Hi Marcia!!! Actually-funny you should mention the Co-op...the whole reason I was asking, was to see if anyone's favs were on the bulk ordering list. Ha! I *may* be there on Tues to pick up a case of cukes. Bob (I think that was his name) was so helpful and kind when I placed my order. I have been making the trek to GB almost every week now for coconuts, buckwheat, and Livin' Spoonful crackers. :)
09-29-2008, 09:29 AM
Cool! I hope you like it. I've haven't tried Bariani, because no one carries it in this area, although some day I would love to, since many seem to like it. I'll pick up some Livin' Spoonful crackers next time I'm there, as I haven't tried them. Thanks for mentioning it!
I'm so glad Bob was helpful!
Have a wonderful day!
Blessings and peace,
09-29-2008, 09:54 AM
Just to let you know, I offer split cases of 6 of Bariani if someone wants to share in a case order. It can be shipped to two different locations and the shipping would be free. You can also pay separately.
Email me if you're interested.
09-29-2008, 11:01 AM
raw vegan source carries Baraini for 11.59 for a 500 ml bottle according to the website.
I believe Madison Market has it but it is around 25 bucks.
I love love love Madison Market but I would recommend it for smaller purchases, like produce and treats. Big ticket items like agave and olive oil are cheaper at Rawvegan.
You also could buy the oil from Alissa and not have to leave the house=)
09-29-2008, 03:32 PM
debilana, thanks. I'll check out Madison Market at the next opportunity I have to be downtown. I haven't tried RawVegan Source yet. Based on that price...it just moved way up my priority list! :)
09-29-2008, 04:52 PM
I am going there later this week- I think- so I will double check that price.It seems a bit low, but if its right its on my shopping list:D
09-29-2008, 06:34 PM
That price isn't that great if GilmoreGirl is selling the 1000 ml one for $19.99. And still need to pay shipping on top of it. Think I'm gonna stick with that since no where else is cheap enough. I don't even think anyone sells it in my area.
RawVegan Source is interesting, but why pay a membership fee. *Sigh*, everything becomes so costly.
09-29-2008, 06:37 PM
wow, just checked their shipping and its a lot. :(
09-29-2008, 09:12 PM
oh I live in the area, so I just drive over.
I buy little online myself because of shipping costs. I do however have 11 pounds of dates for 43 dollars coming to me, but thats another story:D
the co-op fee was well worth it because I do live nearby. The prices for stuff like raw cacoa butter ae better than I have seen anywhere- but once you add shipping in, that messes that up=)
09-30-2008, 06:42 AM
my choices for buying in bulk are: spectrum, hain lucini, divina, colvita, bionaturae, middle earth organics, zoe.
anyone used these. I started searching info on each brand, but their websites aren't very helpful...
(napa valley wasn't listed?)
09-30-2008, 11:40 AM
I've used Barianis in the past and it was pretty good. I have also used a cold pressed olive oil from a local producer. I just purchased a bottle of Living Tree Unpressed Olive Oil.
10-05-2008, 06:14 PM
anyone in california who wants to buy cases of 6 or 12, i can get you better deals. email me. wish i could offer this to everyone. costs a fortune to have it shipped to myself. :rolleyes:
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