Virgin Olive Oil

It is thought that the first olive trees that were brought to the United States arrived in the 18th century. They were largely ignored until the late 1800s. Their cultivation went into another decline until olive oil surged in popularity around 1990. Over the years, olive oil has been used for medicinal and cosmetic purposes as well as in religious ceremonies.

The International Olive Oil Council states that "virgin" olive oil has to be processed using no chemical additives. Virgin olive oil will have an acidity of less than two percent and cannot contain any refined oil. If you're interested in using olive oil for its health benefits, consider replacing the oil and butter you normally use for sautéing, drizzling on salad, and spreading on bread with virgin olive oil. You'll find its taste extraordinary and its content soothing to the stomach.

At The Posh Gourmet, we're dedicated to bringing you unusually tasty, versatile oils and sauces. We individually select each item to ensure your personal satisfaction. Our products are unusual and high in quality. They make terrific additions to your serving table as well as thoughtful gifts.

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