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  • adj. Alternative spelling of extra virgin.
  • n. Alternative spelling of extra virgin.


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  • The oil obtained by the first pressing, after the pits were removed, was the finest—equivalent to what we call extra-virgin today.

    Trans Fats

  • It may be called extra-virgin, depending on the amount of acidity.


  • Described by Ms. Rogers as "a sludge of smashed pumpkin and potato," the soup is in fact harmonious and deeply flavored. 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more oil for finishing

    Pumpkin Soup With Mascarpone

  • Put basil and ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil in food processor, add pinch of salt and process until well blended.

    Basil & Friends

  • Drizzle with 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil and season with sea salt and pepper to taste.

    A Flower to Savor

  • With the exception of extra-virgin olive oil, olive oil has a robust flavor, while sunflower oil (pressed from the seeds) and safflower oil (pressed from a thistle-type flower) have a delicate taste and a lighter texture.

    The Small Change Diet

  • You might buy a less expensive but often less flavorful virgin olive oil for cooking and invest in the pricier and more flavorful virgin or extra-virgin oils for using in vinaigrettes or drizzling over steamed veggies.

    The Small Change Diet

  • When it comes to olive oil, extra-virgin is the highest quality—it tends to be higher in polyphenols a powerful antioxidant than refined brands.

    The Small Change Diet

  • You can also get olive oil blends—extra-virgin olive oil mixed with the more inexpensive canola oil—or simply buy canola oil.

    The Small Change Diet

  • In a small bowl, toss 1 pint cherry tomatoes, 2 cloves unpeeled garlic and a second whole rosemary branch with ½ tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil; season with salt and pepper.

    Gold Rush


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