Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) is the highest quality olive oil and is made from pure, cold-pressed olives. High polyphenolic EVOO contains a higher level of polyphenols, antioxidants found in olive oil, compared to regular EVOO. The higher polyphenolic content results in a more robust, fruity flavor and provides added health benefits.
High phenolic EVOO is best enjoyed raw or lightly cooked to preserve its health benefits and flavorful taste. It’s important to keep in mind that high phenolic extra virgin olive oil has a low smoke point, so it’s best to use it in low to medium heat cooking applications.