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Frequently Asked Questions

How It Is Made

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The basic procedure making olive oil has remained the same for thousands of years: harvest at the right time, crush the olives into a paste, separate solids from liquid components, and further separate the vegetable water from the…

Choosing The Right Olive Oil

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When all the oils appear to be the same and have limited information on their labels, how do you select the right one? It is difficult to compare taste unless you have the opportunity to open several containers…

Single Variety and Mono Cultivar

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The variety or cultivar selected for planting will certainly have an effect on the overall flavor and characteristics of the oil, but the characteristics and relative merits of individual cultivars are hotly contested. Although most table fruit is…

Gluten Free Statement

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This is to confirm that the oils and balsamic vinegars supplied by Olive Basket sold on this site are GLUTEN FREE. Products and are produced and packaged in gluten free facilities (no products are produced or packaged in…

Timing is Everything

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The most critical decision and least understood variable in producing fine olive oil is the level of ripeness of the fruit when the olives are harvested, affecting both yield and organoleptic characteristics. Additional factors of regional variations are…

What Influences Olive Oil Grade?

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All olive oil starts with fruit on a tree. What happens after the fruit and the tree part company makes all the difference to the oil produced. United States Department of Agriculture the only acceptable grade of olive…

Understanding Balsamic Vinegar (From the Vinegar Institute)

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Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena (Italy) is made from white and sugary Trebbiano and Lambrusca grapes grown on the hills around Modena. Custom demands that the grapes are harvested as late as possible to take advantage of the…