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Did you know that there are olive oil competitions? Like, in the "everyone legitimately wants to win and it isn't just your parents in the crowd cheering you on" kind of competition. Well, there is, and it is apparently quite big.

The New York International Olive Oil Competition is a relatively new competition that was started in 2013 and is held every April. It is the largest international olive oil competition held in the United States and draws around 650 entries from about two dozen countries! The prize? World recognition that is published on bestoliveoils.com. The winners are then entered into an app that pairs whatever food you're preparing with the best olive oil possible. You know, for when a person is wanting only the very best extra virgin olive oil to cook with.

Check the app out here.

It's a pretty neat thing that there's an app for just about anything you need these days, even olive oil. I'm sure this app is still being modified, but I look forward to the updates after the competition in April, when this years winners are posted.

Here's one search I did: fish, salmon, and grilled = Cape Schanck Olive Estate.

Olive Oil Adulteration

Did you see the 60 Minutes video on extra virgin olive oil with Guy Campanile? The video shows how easy it is for people to make complete olive oil frauds! The simple addition of chlorophyl and beta carotene can replicate the color and fruitiness of olive oil, but fresh-pressed olive oil will still stand out above the rest in color, flavor, and HEALTH benefits. Be sure to look for a crush date, an olive varietal, and a specific place of origin for where the olives were pressed to make sure you are getting a quality olive oil. Here at Season to Taste we know when and where our olives were pressed. Do you?

Healthy Healthy Healthy!

Did you know that fresh extra virgin olive oil can make you healthier? Studies have shown that olive oil can reduce inflammation, stop cancer-causing free radicals from forming, and lower the chance of heart disease. The benefits of olive oil are amazing...if you have fresh olive oil. Buyers beware, the olive oils you buy at the grocery store may not be as fresh as you think. Do you know when it was pressed? How about the varietal of the olive that was used? Chances are, it isn't what you think it is. Heck! It may not even be 100% olive oil! Olive oil is often adulterated, whether it's color has been changed, the oil diluted, or even a total fraud. Make sure you're getting the best possible olive oil to benefit from its antioxidants in your every day life.

Fresh off the tree!

Fresh off the tree!

Fresh pressed olive oil.

Fresh pressed olive oil.

Season To Taste in the News

Why hello there! We are up and running now, but back in July there was a buzz going through the media about our up-and-coming olive oil store. Our family opened the shop on October 1st and we haven't looked back since. We could not be more thankful for all of the support we have received since we opened our doors. We have been seen in inRegister, 225, 225 online, the Daily Report, and the Advocate. Thanks for the love!

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