Olive Oil Is Healthy! But Here Is The Revealed Truth About Olive Oil That You May Not Know

The Revealed Truth About Olive Oil

Following are a few of the pitfalls you  must be aware of when purchasing olive oil:

  • A high percentage of olive oil is adulterated by blending with other vegetable oils.
  • It is a common practice to use “Made in Italy” on labeling even though foreign oils have been blended in.
  • Flavoring low-grade canola oil, or soy oil with beta-carotene and coloring it with industrial chlorophyll, or doctoring it with hazelnut oil and deodorized lampante olive oil.
  • For the past ten years, Spain has produced more oil than Italy, but much of it is shipped to Italy for packaging and is sold, legally, as Italian oil.
  • Recently there have been mass-market price wars and a flood of low quality olive oil — much of it falsely labelled extra virgin.
  • Australian olive oil may be on average the highest quality on earth.
  • Fraud is widespread throughout the industry.

Article: Slippery Business by Tom Mueller, New Yorker, August 13, 2007

Links to: Quality Olive Oil Producers:

List of Quality Olive Oil Producers

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Producers (Italian)

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