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Pomace Olive Oil: Benefits, Types & Comparison With Olive Oil

Pomace olive oil, as its name denotes is akin to olive oil. It is one amongst the different types of olive oil such as extra virgin olive oil, virgin olive oil, refined olive oil and lampante oil. Pomace oil is olive oil but is not 100% pure olive oil as it is [1] extracted from the olive pulp that has already been used for the initial press.

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The pomace is made from the already squeezed out olive fruit and olive pit and is in the form of dry pulp. The 5 to 8% of olive oil remaining in the olive pulp after the mechanical process of olive oil extraction is used to make pomace olive oil. The extra [2]  or the remaining oil is then culled out using solvents, a procedure commonly followed for the production of edible oils such as peanut, canola, sunflower etc. The solvent hexane is commonly used in the extraction process. The oil is refined for consumption through hot water treatment, like how any other type of seed-oils is produced. It is also made by mixing [3]  extra virgin olive oil with refined olive pomace. Pomace olive oil is commonly used in cooking, especially Indian cooking. Read on to know more about the amazing pomace olive oil.

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Pomace Olive Oil Vs Olive Oil Although both the types of oil are made from the same fruit, they are not the same.

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