Why is it called Extra Virgin olive oil?

United States
March 30, 2007 12:47am CST
Why not just olive oil
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@5000ml (1923)
• Belgium
4 Apr 07
Because olive oil comes in different kinds according to how it's been pressed/mixed. Extra-virgin olive oil comes from the first pressing and has the best taste. There also can't be any added refined oil in it. Regular olive oil is a blend of virgin oil and refined virgin oil and usually lacks a strong flavour.
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@pelo26 (1553)
• Philippines
30 Mar 07
It's used to denote how natural the oil is.
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