Olives & Olive Oils

Olive oil has been a staple of the Mediterranean diet for at least 4,000 years. Add to that wheat, for pasta, and grapes, for wine, and you have the three primary ingredients of the diet of Mediterranean societies of the ancient world.

Extracted from the fruit of olive trees, olive oil is found in the history of many religions and cultures. The Greeks anointed winning athletes with it. Citizens used olive oil as an ointment at the public baths. Franciscan monks, establishing missions in California, also planted olive groves. The olive branch came to symbolize peace, perhaps because it takes between five and ten years after planting for the tree to bear adequate fruit for harvesting for olive oil. An environment free from war allowed growers enough time to profit from the trees by supplying olives for making olive oil, which was in great demand.

Fast-forward to modern day, nearly 90% of olives worldwide are harvested for the production of olive oil. Adding olive oil to our daily diet is recommended because it contains monounsaturated fatty acids which is a healthier type of fat. It has been shown to reduce total and low-density lipoprotein ("LDL" or bad) while raising high-density lipoprotein, (HDL or good) cholesterol levels.

Our collection of gourmet, flavor infused olive oils make a great club for those that enjoy getting creative in the kitchen. Our olive of the month club offers delicious variations on the olive such as mesquite almond stuffed or citrus brined, and others. Green, black, stuffed, pitted ... what will your favorite olive be. 

  • Bacon infused olive oil

    Bacon Olive Oil

    The ubiquitous, makes everything taste better, bacon is infused in this extra virgin olive oil. A great way to add the natural and much loved flavor of bacon to your favorite recipe without the unhealthful qualities of bacon. Plus, this oil has all the...

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  • Basil Olive Oil

    Basil Olive Oil

    Olive oil, a key ingredient in Mediterranean cuisine, has been used for many purposes for centuries. Rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, also known as the "healthy fat", people from the Mediterranean region have a longer life expectancy and lower risk...

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  • chipotle infused olive oil

    Chipotle Infused Olive Oil

    Warm and smoky chili flavors of Chipotle peppers are infused with extra virgin olive oil.  These unique peppers add a spicy complexity to dishes without being overwhelmingly hot. A spicy addition to scrambled eggs, brush on vegetables before...

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  • garlic infused olive oil

    Garlic Olive Oil

    Garlic oil, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways ... I love thee to saute meats or vegetables, I love thee as a condiment in nearly any savory dish. I love thee tossed with pasta, on salads, as a sandwich spread, for bread dipping,...

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  • Italian herbs infused olive oil

    Italian herbs infused Olive Oil

    Buon Appetito! With all the wonderful flavors of Italian herbs already blended in, this olive oil makes a perfectly seasoned Italian dressing a cinch. Like our garlic oil, it's a natural choice to use to saute meats or vegetables. Use it as a...

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  • Sun Dried Tomato Olive Oil

    Sun Dried Tomato Olive Oil

    Extra virgin olive oil infused with the great taste of sun dried tomatoes. This olive oil is outstanding in salads, tossed with pasta, or on a toasted piece of bread. It also works well in many Middle Eastern and Spanish dishes...

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