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Houstonia Gastronaut: Texas Has More Than One Kind of Oil

Excerpt from Houstonia Gastronaut writeup by Nick Panzarella. You can find the full article here. Title photo via Flickr user Brittany Highland   Texas-grown olive oil is just as good as the Mediterranean stuff. There have been several reports in the last month on the health benefits of olive oil, and how those benefits are lost on U.S. consumers due to the consumption of poor quality oil. Americans either take labels such as "pure" to mean highest quality when in reality "extra-virgin" is the primo designation, or the oil available has gone bad after a long period of transit across the Atlantic. These reports generally end by suggesting that American consumers purchase extra-virgin olive oil from California for a fresh alternative to Mediterranean...

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