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Goya’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil Rated Best

Secaucus, NJ ( September 13, 2004) - According to a leading consumer magazine, Goya’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil was named the best overall in a rating of leading olive oils. The publication also cited Goya as the best all-purpose olive oil and the best for cooking. All the oils were judged on appearance, freshness and taste.

Goya’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil celebrates the company’s heritage. Olive oil was the first product that the Goya founders processed and sold in the United States. Goya now has a state-of-the-art facility in Seville, Spain where only the finest olives are used. For nearly 70 years, authentic taste has been Goya’s guiding principle.

“We understand that fine olive oils are an essential part of one’s dining experience . . . And when it comes to value, Goya beats out the pricier competition proving that the best is not always the most costly. As one of our most versatile oils, Goya’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil provides the finishing touches for any meal,” stated Conrad Colon, Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Goya Foods, Inc. 

According to the American Dietetic Association’s website, “plenty of research suggests that cooking with olive oil can be beneficial to your health. Its monounsaturated fat content can help lower . . . bad cholesterol.” Additionally, the American Heart Association’s website recommends using olive oil whenever possible.

For more information about Goya’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil, recipes and pantry basics, please visit

ABOUT GOYA: Founded in 1936, Goya Foods, Inc. is America’s largest Hispanic-owned food company.  Goya manufactures packages and distributes more than 1,200 high-quality food products, including: canned and dry-packaged beans, rice and rice mixes; nectars; seasonings; and authentic Latin specialties.  Goya products have their roots in the culinary traditions of Hispanic communities around the world; their combination of authentic ingredients, robust seasonings and convenient preparation make them ideal for every taste and every table.  For more information on Goya Foods, please visit

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