Kirkland Signature Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2 L
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An organic extra virgin olive oil made from olives sourced from the mediterranean. This olive oil is packed in Italy and has one of the highest polyphenol levels of all olive oils making it super healthy. Since, this comes in a very large bottle (a Costco favorite), its best for those who will use a lot of olive oil in a short period of time.
Best For
Cooking, salads
What's in It 100% organic cold pressed olive oils from Portugal, Tunisia, Italy, Greece
Ingredients of Concern


  • All-natural
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Organic
  • Sugar-free
  • Kosher
  • No-sugar added
  • Yeast-free
    • Pros:
    • USDA organic olive oil
    • Made from cold extracted olives (cold pressed olive oils like Costco's Kirkland Signature Extra Virgin Olive Oil  are the highest quality because heat kills nutrients)
    • 120 calories per tablespoon
    • 2 liter plastic bottle
    • Low acidity
    • Olives sourced from Italy, Tunisia, Portugal and Greece
    • One of the highest polyphenol levels of all olive oils making it super healthy
    • High oleic acid levels making it heart health
    • Low acidity and rancidity making it high quality and safe
    • Mild aroma and flavor perfect for salads and cooking

    Ingredients Concern:  None

    Cons:  Extra large bottle gives you a huge supply of olive oil, yet it needs to be used within a short period of time after opening to avoid rancidity

    Costco Wholesale Corporation in Seatlle, Washington creates this olive oil product. It is packaged in Italy with olives sourced in Portugal, Italy, Greece, and Tunisia. Costco is know for creating products at a great value and this olive oil is no exception.

    See our article on olive oils. This olive oil is cold pressed and extracted which is one of the most important aspects of a good olive oil mainly because heat kills the nutrients and polyphenols. It is also important to check for a harvest date which this one has. Harvest dates prove freshness. Note that olive oils should be used by the BEST BEFORE date as it can become of poor quality with air and light exposure for extended periods of time. 

    There is scientific evidence behind this olve oil for cooking as it is healthier  - baking, frying, sauteing, and using in substitution of butter. Olive oil in general is also great for reducing risk of coronary heart disease by helping the risk factors including high cholesterol and blood pressure[1-4], reduced risk of breast cancer and colorectal cancer [6] and improved blood sugar control[7]. 

    This olive oil received a 5/5 rating due to 1) cold pressed, 2) high polyphenol count 3) olives are verified by Bureau Veritas to be from the Mediterranean 4) the color and aroma 5) the fact that it is extra virgin olive oil which means its healthier 5) its kosher and 6) it is USDA organic so you dont have to worry about eating pesticides. 

    Cooking, frying, baking, sauteing, and substituton of unhealthy butters;For coronary heart disease (2 tablespoons daily of Kirkland Signature Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil may help reduce risk of coronary heart disease)
    Kirkland Signature Extra Virgin Organic Olive Oil has healthy fats (monounsaturated fats) - oleic acids. Eating about 2 tablespoons of olive oil a day can lower the risk of coronary heart disease due to the monounstaurated fats as long as taking it does not increase calories for the day. It can help improve the risk factors associated with heart disease including high blood pressure and high cholesterol[1-4]. In a study, olive oil may have a protective effect on the development of Colorectal cancer and may reduce the progression of it[6]. The high content of oleic acid found in Kirkland Signature Extra Virgin Organic Olive Oil which can help increase insulin sensitivity and lower blood sugar levels[7].

    Key Ingredients:  100% organic olive oils

    All Ingredients:  None discovered

    Kirkland Signature Extra Virgin Organic Olive Oil has a mild aroma and flavor which can be used for salad dressings and also for cooking, frying sauteing, and baking. It can be used for baking much more than traditional Italian cookies, like biscotti, and cakes which are usually made with olive oil, but also can be used to bake quick breads, muffins, scones, brownies, cookies and even crusts. Substitute butter for olive oil.
    Store bottle away from light and heat. Its important to use olive oil within 15 months of its harvest date and not by the "best by" date. Also, choose only oils that have dark glass bottles and keep out of light to avoid rancidity. These statements have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.
    [1] Kris-Etherton PM, Derr J, Mitchell DC, et al. The role of fatty acid saturation on plasma lipids, lipoproteins, and apolipoproteins: I. Effects of whole food diets high in cocoa butter, olive oil, soybean oil, dairy butter, and milk chocolate on the plasma lipids of young men. Metabolism. 1993;42(1):121-129. doi:10.1016/0026-0495(93)90182-n
    [2] Mata, P & Garrido, J & Ordovas, Jose & Blazquez, E & Walther, Luis & Rubio, M & Alonso, R & Oya, M. (1992). Effect of dietary monounsaturated fatty acids on plasma lipoproteins and apolipoproteins in women13. The American journal of clinical nutrition. 56. 77-83. 10.1093/ajcn/56.1.77
    [3] Salas J, López Miranda J, Jansen S, et al. La dieta rica en grasa monoinsaturada modifica de forma beneficiosa el metabolismo de los hidratos de carbono y la presión arterial [The diet rich in monounsaturated fat modifies in a beneficial way carbohydrate metabolism and arterial pressure] [published correction appears in Med Clin (Barc) 2000 Feb 26;114(7):249. Perepérez JA [corrected to Jiménez Perepérez JA]]. Med Clin (Barc). 1999;113(20):765-769.
    [4] Fuentes F, López-Miranda J, Sánchez E, et al. Mediterranean and low-fat diets improve endothelial function in hypercholesterolemic men. Ann Intern Med. 2001;134(12):1115-1119. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-134-12-200106190-00011
    [5] George ES, Marshall S, Mayr HL, et al. The effect of high-polyphenol extra virgin olive oil on cardiovascular risk factors: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2019;59(17):2772-2795. doi:10.1080/10408398.2018.1470491
    [6] Stoneham M, Goldacre M, Seagroatt V, Gill L. Olive oil, diet and colorectal cancer: an ecological study and a hypothesis. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2000;54(10):756-760. doi:10.1136/jech.54.10.756
    [7] Bermudez B, Ortega-Gomez A, Varela LM, et al. Clustering effects on postprandial insulin secretion and sensitivity in response to meals with different fatty acid compositions. Food Funct. 2014;5(7):1374-1380. doi:10.1039/c4fo00067f
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