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Smoke point and your olive oil
Posted on Dec 02, 2015

So olive oil smokes at a low temperature, right?
Wrong (sort of). 

Free fatty acids (FFA's) are chains of fat molecules that are not attached to anything else. Long story short - they are bad for you (and your oil). Higher FFA content is an indicator of poor quality olive oil. FFA's will also determine the smoke point of your olive oils.

Well that's cool, huh? Bad news: it's impossible to tell how much FFA content is in most olive oils. If an olive oil is labeled "extra virgin" (EVOO), it is required to have a FFA content of <0.8%. Sadly, most...

Manassas Olive Oil Company Holiday Gift Guide
Posted on Nov 24, 2015

You can find a huge selection of delicious products that your friends and family will love right here at Manassas Olive Oil Company, all while supporting a small family owned business! Here’s some ideas to get you started.

Premium olive oil and aged Balsamic: Sometimes it’s hard to find a unique gift that everyone will enjoy. Look no further – with over 50 flavors of oil and balsamic, you are sure to find olive oils and balsamics anyone will enjoy! Bottles range from $12.95-$21.95.

Too many to choose from? Try our most popular flavors: Tuscan herb olive oil, Traditional balsamic,...

Pairing oil and balsamic
Posted on Nov 17, 2015

Our oils and balsamics make great condiments or ingredients on their own, but mixing them together can give you some amazing flavor combinations. My favorite salad dressing is raspberry balsamic and lemon olive oil - give it a try! You'll never go back to any other dressing! Here's a list of our suggested pairings.

EVOO Pairs

Our Extra Virgin Olive Oils pair well with any of our balsamic vinegars. Milder oils go nicely with white balsamics and more robust go well with our dark balsamics.

Infused olive oil pairs:

Basil Strawberry, Cinnamon Pear
Butter Maple, Coconut, Vanilla
Chipotle Raspberry, Tangerine,...

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