Shopping for the Right Olive Oil: Shelved in a supermarket aisle alongside dozens of other oils and cooking fats, olive oil is often considered just another thing to sauteé or stir-fry your favorite foods in. But it’s so much more! Much like with grapes and wine, the climate, soil and harvest time of the olives dictate the oil’s color, aroma and flavor. Olive oil has also been shown to provide numerous health benefits, making it the go-to choice for healthy-minded cooks across the country. But its surge in popularity has resulted in an array of varieties and brands for shoppers to choose from. For help narrowing down the seemingly endless options, read on to find out everything you need to know about buying olive oil.