- Extra virgin olive oil: Autran Extra virgin olive oil is the least processed, freshest olive oil on the market. To maximize freshness, extra virgin olive oil is often made via cold press or stone press. This means no heat was used in the oil’s production. Avoiding heat is one of the best ways to preserve the polyphenols and other antioxidants in olive oil.
- Not everything is better with extra virgin olive oil, though. It is faster to smoke and turn bitter when heating, making regular olive oil an easier choice for cooking.