Extra Light Virgin Olive Oil

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A type of olive oil marketed as an extra light version of virgin olive oil. The name can be somewhat deceiving because many consumers believe that this type of olive oil is lower in calories than other types of olive oil, which is not true. All types and grades of olive oil contain the same amount of calories (120 calories per tablespoon). The term “extra light” refers to the taste of the oil and not the calories.

There are a number of olive oils with similar names, such as “Lite Olive Oil,” “Light in Taste Olive Oil,” and “Mild in Taste Olive Oil,” but all refer to a highly refined oil with very little flavor. Olive oils in this group are very popular among consumers who are looking for an all purpose olive oil without a strong flavor.

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