Olive Oil 101 Content WHAT ARE FUSED AND INFUSED OLIVE OILS?
WHAT ARE FUSED AND INFUSED OLIVE OILS?
With the popularity of extra virgin olive oil exploding in recent years, the number of flavors being produced has also risen dramatically. Exciting varieties range from fused citrus lemon and orange to infused garlic, mushroom, and sage. How and when these appetizing ingredients are introduced to the oil defines whether they are fused or infused.
Fused olive oil
Fused olive oil is made by a laborious process known as “agrumato.” The mill method involves crushing whole, fresh, organic olives together with perfectly ripe, fresh produce using cold mechanical extraction. The flavor of the fruit is extracted at the same time as the olive oil is pressed, requiring a high level of craftsmanship and dedication to quality. You can view Green Olive Company’s top-selling fused olive oils here.
Infused olive oil
Infused olive oil is produced by adding herb and spice extracts after the olive oil has already been made. All of Green Olive Company’s infused olive oils start with premium EVOO and are blended in small batches with 100% organic ingredients. Some of our most popular infused olive oils include Basil Infused Olive Oil, Garlic Infused Olive Oil, and Tuscan Herb Infused Olive oil.