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Extra Virgin Olive Oil Day

Celebrate Extra Virgin Olive Oil Day with the best-tasting olive oil! Add flavor to your favorite dishes and enjoy health benefits like never before.
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September 30
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Introduction

Celebrate Extra Virgin Olive Oil Day on Sept. 30 and enjoy all the delicious benefits of one of nature's most amazing creations! Extra virgin olive oil has been around for thousands of years, with its earliest use dating back to ancient Greece. Today, extra virgin olive oil is used in countless dishes around the world and is known for its many health benefits such as reducing inflammation, improving brain health, lowering cholesterol levels and more.

History of Extra Virgin Olive Oil Day

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Day Dates

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>6000 B.C.</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Olive Cultivation Begins</div><div class='timeline-text'>Archaeological evidence shows that olives were being cultivated in the Eastern Mediterranean region around this time.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2500 B.C.</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Evidence of Olive Oil Use</div><div class='timeline-text'>Residue of olive oil was found in pottery in Crete, pointing to its use in Minoan society.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>700 B.C.</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Olive Oil in Ancient Greece</div><div class='timeline-text'>Homer refers to olive oil as ‘liquid gold,’ signaling its importance in Greek society.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>16th Century</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Olive Trees In the Americas</div><div class='timeline-text'>Spanish colonizers brought olive trees to the Americas where cultivation began.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1970s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Health Connection Recognized</div><div class='timeline-text'>Studies in the 1970s begin to analyze olive oil’s connection to a lower risk of heart disease, spurring an increase in consumption.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2014</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Extra Virgin Olive Oil Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The unofficial holiday of National Extra Virgin Olive Oil Day is established to celebrate this versatile oil's health benefits and culinary versatility.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Extra Virgin Olive Oil Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Cook with olive oil</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Create a delicious dish with extra virgin olive oil as the main ingredient. Whether it’s adding a few drops to your salad, sautéing vegetables or baking something sweet, there are endless possibilities.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Try different oils</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Visit your local store or farmer’s market and sample different types of olive oils. Consider buying a few bottles of different varieties to compare their aromas and tastes.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make an olive oil cake</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Celebrate the day by baking an olive oil cake!  There are plenty of recipes out there – just pick one that looks good and get baking.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Share the health benefits</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Extra virgin olive oil is full of healthy monounsaturated fats, so why not share that knowledge? Post some facts about olive oil on social media to spread the word.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Use it in a DIY beauty treatment</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Olive oil is great for your skin and hair, so why not whip up a DIY beauty treatment using olive oil? Try adding some drops to your shampoo or conditioner for soft, hydrated locks.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Extra Virgin Olive Oil Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Extra virgin olive oil is nutrient rich</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Extra virgin olive oil is packed with important nutrients and vitamins that are essential for a healthy diet. It contains polyphenols, which are powerful antioxidants that can help fight inflammation and boost the immune system. It also provides monounsaturated fats that can help reduce cholesterol levels and promote heart health.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Extra virgin olive oil has a delicious flavor</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>With its robust flavor, extra virgin olive oil adds amazing depth and richness to salads, pastas, roasted vegetables and more. Its smooth velvety texture makes it perfect for dressings or dips and offers an unbeatable taste that can take your meals to the next level!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Extra virgin olive oil supports local farmers & ranchers</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Purchasing locally grown and produced extra virgin olive oil means supporting small businesses and boosting the nearby economy. Not only will you be getting top quality ingredients, but you'll also be helping those who dedicate their time to sustainably cultivating these precious resources.</p></div></div>

5 Incredible Facts about Extra Virgin Olive Oil

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Extra Virgin Olive Oil has a Smoke Point of 375-405°F</h3><p class='facts-content'>Due to its higher smoke point, extra virgin olive oil is suitable for sautéing, grilling, and frying foods, unlike common belief that it's only suitable for cold dishes.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Colour Does Not Determine Quality</h3><p class='facts-content'>The color of extra virgin olive oil can vary from green to golden, but this does not indicate the quality or the flavor intensity. The color is determined by factors such as the type of olives used and when they were harvested.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>All Olives Start Out Green</h3><p class='facts-content'>All olives start out green and then turn black or dark purple as they ripen. Different types of extra virgin olive oil can be produced based on when the olives are harvested.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Sealed Extra Virgin Olive Oil Lasts Up to 2 Years</h3><p class='facts-content'>When properly stored in a cool, dark place and sealed, extra virgin olive oil can last up to 2 years from the date it was bottled. Once opened, it's best to use within 1-2 months.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the Highest Quality Of Olive Oil</h3><p class='facts-content'>Extra virgin is the highest quality and most expensive olive oil classification. It should have no defects and a flavor of fresh olives. It must be produced entirely by mechanical means without the use of any solvents.</p></div></div>

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Day FAQs

When is Extra Virgin Olive Oil Day?

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Day is celebrated on September 30 every year. In 2024 Extra Virgin Olive Oil Day will occur on a Monday.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Sep 30

Saturday

2024

Sep 30

Monday

2025

Sep 30

Tuesday

2026

Sep 30

Wednesday

2027

Sep 30

Thursday

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