Extra Virgin Olive Oil is high in monounsaturated fats, vitamin E, and polyphenols - all contributing to a healthy diet. Olive oil is a healthy part of any diet, but the Harvard School of Public Health specifically notes that “olive oil has been linked to reduced risk of coronary artery disease and cardiovascular disease.” The FDA Dietary Guidelines state that "oils are important to consider as part of a healthy dietary pattern as they provide essential fatty acids."
Peanuts, shellfish, fish, soy, dairy, wheat, eggs, and sesame are not present in our California Olive Ranch production facility where our oil is stored and bottled. Extra Virgin Olive Oil is also naturally gluten free.
Starting in 2022, we will bottle refined walnut and refined/unrefined almond oil in our facility, adding an allergen to our facility (unrefined almond oil). To adequately prepare for handling, we have taken extra program precautions and equipment design to avoid any cross-contamination risk to any of our products. The equipment and structural design of the facility minimizes the introduction of hazards and human contact. Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) address potential allergen cross-contamination from personnel to ensure that they are educated on this type of hazard and take every precaution to prevent this from occurring.
Other oils bottled at our facility are refined avocado and canola oil (the refining process pulls out proteins, which takes out any allergenic compounds, but we still have processes in place to avoid cross-contamination) and other flavorings.
Our Lucini items are made at our facility as well as co-packer facilities. Some Lucini products are bottled in facilities where sunflower oil is present. Our pasta sauces and pesto sauces are produced in a facility that handles milk, fish, tree nuts, eggs and wheat. Our dressing and marinade products are produced in a facility that handles milk, tree nuts, wheat, sesame, and soy.
We ensure that all our co-packer manufacturers follow the same standards to uphold the same minimal cross contamination risk in any products, including stringent policies to prevent cross-contamination. These include, but not limited to, storage guidelines, sanitation practices, and cleaning verification (allergen testing). All equipment is tested for allergens prior to starting the canning or bottling process and the equipment and structural design of the facility minimizes the introduction of hazards and human contact. GMPs address potential allergen cross-contamination from personnel to ensure they are educated on this type of hazard and take every precaution to prevent this from occurring.
Yes, the smoke point of good olive oil is high enough to fry food - testing shows our olive oil smoke point is well over 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Please try it for a healthy alternative.
Sorry, we do not offer tours of our facilities or ranches at this time.
Our olive oils have a harvest date and “Best If Used By” date printed on the back label. The harvest date refers to when the oil was picked and pressed. In the United States and Europe, this happens once a year from October-December. In South America, this happens once a year in April-June. Up until bottling, our EVOO is stored in stainless steel tanks that preserve the quality of the oil. Once opened, we recommend using up your oil within 30-60 days.
The best-by date for our sprays is on the bottom of the can, and on the shoulder of the glass for marinades, sauces, and dressings. Our sauces should be refrigerated after opening and used within a week. For our marinades and dressings, we recommend refrigerating after opening and using within two months.
Store your oil away from light and heat and use your olive oil within 30-60 days of opening the bottle. All California Olive Ranch and Lucini oils are bottled in dark protective colored bottles to prevent exposure to light.
If you notice “clouds” in the bottom of your bottle, you are seeing the naturally occurring waxes separate out from the temperature change. Sometimes in shipping, the oil is exposed to extreme cold, resulting in a cloudy appearance and may even result in oil appearing in more solid form (like butter). Once the oil returns to room temperature it will return to its liquid form. This is normal and will not impact the taste of the oil. This naturally occurs in fresh, high quality olive oil.
Additionally, coagulation (when liquid oil goes into a more solid form) may occur in other products made with olive oil, like our sauces or marinades - this is completely normal.
The optimal storage temperature for olive oil ranges from 62°- 75° Fahrenheit. Given the duration of shipping from our home to yours is rather minimal, only a few days, there is no prolonged exposure to extreme temperatures. Once it arrives, we recommend storing the oil in a cool, dark pantry away from heat and light. Enjoy in good health!
We craft all of our oils to have great taste and the highest quality. We also craft different flavor intensities that are great for any dish and depend on your preference. Try searching by intensity or use to determine which olive oil is right for you.
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All our olive oils are certified extra virgin by Applied Sensory, the highest standards of quality in the industry. Our 100% California Reserve Collection and 100% California Everyday extra virgin olive oils also carry the Olive Oil Commission of California seal. We test every batch of our oil as we make it to ensure that it adheres to our high standards.
Our oils and sauces are Orthodox Union kosher certified. For the rest of our products, check the product or label for kosher certification.
Many of our products fit into important nutritional communities like keto, paleo, Whole30, kosher, organic, and non-GMO. Check the product page or label for certifications specific to each product.
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