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Pure light olive oil?


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Pure light olive oil?

LaureltQ | | Jun 24, 2014 03:19 PM

Kind of a strange request, but I am about to do a "Whole 30," which is a diet where you basically just eat meats, veggies, fruits, and some limited nuts for 30 days. I know the positives and negatives with this kind of eating, and have done a less intense version of paleo before.

Here's where I am interested... I currently make my own mayonnaise with cold pressed sunflower oil, and it's great, however the omega3:omega6 ratio isn't so great. I'd prefer to be using a light olive oil for mayo making (i've also experimented with avocado and hazelnut oils, which are OK, but not quite as neutral as I'd like). I keep reading that light olive oil is the key, but I know that there is a huge tendency to cut actual olive oils with other stuff, which is part of what I'm trying to avoid.

A while back, I listened to a podcast where they discussed how to ensure your olive oil is pure, and the consensus was that California-produced olive oils are far less likely to be cut with something else. I spent 15 minutes in the grocery store this afternoon trying to locate a light olive oil that wasn't produced overseas, and was unable to find any! Have you located a light olive oil that has been made in California, or is proven to be pure?