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Is Olive Oil Acidic?

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Olive oil has grown in popularity because of its rich taste and how it sometimes acts as a healthy substitute for butter or other oils. However, is olive oil acidic or alkaline? And...more to the point, why should it matter? 
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Thanksgiving Olives: A Little Known Tradition

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If you're hosting Thanksgiving this year, then the chances are good that popular staples such as sweet potatoes, turkey, gravy, cranberries, stuffing and even pumpkin pie will be on the menu. Olives? Maybe not so much. Most people that do use them during the holidays think of these tasty cylindrical bits as a side dish, garnish or appetizer—but there's so much more to them than just that! This article will discuss the history of olives at Thanksgiving, when and why they were being served at this American holiday dinner, along with some other fun facts and recipes. 
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What Is Cold Pressed Olive Oil?

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Terms like “dry roasted” and “slow cooked” appear on the labels of many food items and consumers know what to expect when they read them, but the phrases found on bottles of olive oil are rarely seen anywhere else. The International Olive Council categorizes olive oil based on how and when it was pressed, but the terminology the organization uses does not mean much to most consumers. This article will explain what all of the phrases you see on bottles of olive oil mean and why “cold-pressed” and “extra virgin” are the terms you should look for. 
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What Is the Difference Between Unrefined and Cold-Pressed Olive Oil?

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Olive oil has been a dietary staple for human beings for thousands of years, and it remains one of the world’s most popular foods today because of its unique flavor and myriad of health benefits. However, purchasing olive oil can be a confusing experience because there are so many types available, and they all look pretty much the same. This article will explain what makes extra virgin olive oil different from all of the other kinds of olive oil and explain why it is considered the culinary gold standard. 
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