View Full Version : olive oil-- can you help?
10-21-2009, 09:30 PM
Hi! I'm Tiffany and I will post an intro sometime soon, I am planning to do the 30 day challenge in Jan and am preparing now. I'm very excited!
I am confused about where to buy raw olive oil and/or how do you know if it's raw at places like Whole Foods? Is there a specific brand to look for or order online?
10-21-2009, 09:37 PM
Look for Extra Virgin cold pressed oil in a dark bottle. The light is not good for it.
10-21-2009, 09:53 PM
Cold pressed doesn't always mean its cold enough for a raw-er.
I get Napa Valley Naturals Extra Virgin Organic Olive Oil, it claims cold pressed below 98.5 degrees. Also 100% unfiltered. Dark bottle? Check.
10-22-2009, 06:37 AM
i think you have to contact the companies directly and ask. the only ones that are sure to be raw are bariani and i think living tree. napa valley seems questionable, unfortunately (see below link). i thought too that becuase they said they pressed below 100 that it was raw but apparently they heat the olives in other stages :(
10-23-2009, 05:26 PM
Argh! *Shoots the messenger*
... thanks for da heartbreakin infos. :(:(:cool::(
10-24-2009, 03:21 PM
hey i wasnt the original messenger ;p
actually i used to always buy that napa naturals brand because it said that temperature thing on the label. so i was pretty ticked when i saw the info in that thread that i posted, because i felt like the company was deceptive on their bottle. if i knew it wasnt raw, i could have saved my money and bought bariani or something. expensive, but at least not deceptive!
10-24-2009, 04:47 PM
Good thing I'm only on my second bottle of Napa. I'ma keep an eye out for that Bariani.
10-24-2009, 06:49 PM
"Cold-Pressed" means the temp is not allowed to exceed 160 degrees. As another poster stated, look for a dark green bottle, and read the back label. There are several brands that state the temp does not exceed 98.5 or 104.
Bariani is my personal favorite. Nothing else compares.
10-24-2009, 06:53 PM
I buy locally-produced cold-pressed Mexican Lime Olive Oil. :) It's made by a man in town here, and it's certified RAW. He also sells locally-produced Honey, so his stand is one of my favorites. :) LOVE the Farmer's Market....
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