Olive oil production has been put under the radar recently, since it was revealed that the 7 biggest olive oil makers in America actually use cheap tricks to sell non-genuine oil.
That being said, one of the most appreciated olive oil brands has been highly distorted in terms of quality and effectiveness.
Now, it has come to our attention that almost 70% of olive oil on the American market is somewhat non-genuine. This happens because the production usually uses other oils to cheapen the process and make great profits.
The oils mainly used in the production process include canola and sunflower oil!
The same issue occurred in Italy as well, and resulted with 85 oil farms being shut down due to their sneaky methods of using chlorophyll with sunflower and canola oil in order to sell olive oil on the market.
Due to a change in color, taste and thickness, Australia was also alarmed in regards to the problem, and shockingly, none of their olive oil brands scored the 2012 certificate of approval.
The University of California studied around 124 imported brands of extra virgin olive oil, and over 70% of these didn’t score positive on the test.
Here are the brands that sold fake products to people across the globe:
- Antica Badia
- Whole Foods
- Felippo Berio
And then you have the brands you can trust:
- McEvoy Ranch Organic
- Corto Olive
- Bariani Olive Oil
- California Olive Ranch
- Cobram Estate
- Olea Estates
- Kirkland Organic
You can do several things about this problem, by testing the quality of the oil you use. F or starters, use the olive oil bottle you have at home and place it in the fridge for half an hour. If it hardens and solidifies, this indicates you’re good to go. This happens with olive oil because it contains large amounts of monounsaturated fat.
In case this doesn’t happen, it means the olive oil is fake. To be even surer of this, look for labels and recognition stamps, such as “Australian Extra Virgin Certified” and “California Olive Oil Council Certified Extra Virgin.”
Nothing is more important than health, so go for it!