Olive oil production gained much attention recently since it was discovered that the 7 most popular olive oil makers in America, in fact, use cheap methods to sell non-genuine oil. This means that 70% of the olive oil on the American market does not sell quality and effective oil. They use other oils in order to cheapen the process and make great profits. Canola and sunflower oil are the oils used in the production process!

Not long ago, the same problem happened in Italy. This resulted in 85 oil farms being shut down because of their use of chlorophyll, sunflower, and canola oil instead of high-quality oil.

The University of California examined 124 imported brands of extra virgin olive oil. The results showed that more than 70% of these oils didn’t score positive on the test.

These brands sold fake products, so make sure to avoid them:

  • Carapelli
  • Mezzetta
  • Pompeian
  • Mazola
  • Primadonna
  • Colavita
  • Sasso
  • Antica Badia
  • Star
  • Whole Foods
  • Felippo Berio
  • Safeway
  • Coricelli
  • Bertolli

These, on the other hand, are the brands you can trust:

  • Lucero
  • McEvoy Ranch Organic
  • Corto Olive
  • Omaggio
  • Bariani Olive Oil
  • California Olive Ranch
  • Lucini
  • Ottavio
  • Cobram Estate
  • Olea Estates
  • Kirkland Organic

There are some things you can do in order to test the quality of the oil you use. Place the olive oil bottle in the fridge for 30 minutes. In case it hardens and solidifies, it means that the oil is good. This happens because the olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fat.

If this doesn’t happen, it shows that the olive oil you have is fake. Always look for labels and recognition stamps, such as “California Olive Oil Council Certified Extra Virgin” and “Australian Extra Virgin Certified.”

Source: Healthy Living Thread

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Olive oil production gained much attention recently since it was discovered that the 7 most popular olive oil makers in America, in fact, use cheap methods to sell non-genuine oil. This means that 70% of the olive oil on the American market does not sell quality and effective oil....