Ranking the best olive oils of 2021

Olive oil is one of the healthiest cupboard basics of all time.

You probably don’t think about it as a supplement, but just because it’s great on a salad doesn’t mean there aren’t powerful biologically active compounds in it.  Olive oil is great for heart health, fighting inflammation, and even keeping your skin and hair healthy.

Worried about whether your olive oil is legit? We tracked down the best brands so you don’t have to worry about adulterated or impure olive oil masquerading as “extra virgin.”

Zoe Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Zoe is a Spanish brand of olive oil that’s a rarity among imported olive oils because it carries the North American Olive Oil Association seal for inspected and certified extra virgin olive oil.  

This means it’s a lot more likely to actually live up to the claims of purity on the tin.  This is definitely a foodie’s olive oil; the product is specially blended with several olive varieties to give it a distinctive, spicy taste.  It’d be a bit of a waste to toss an artisan product like this into a smoothie; save that for the bulk brands.