Olive oil production has been put on the radar recently because it was reported that the 7 biggest olive oil makers in America truly use cheap tricks to sell non-genuine oil. That being said, one of the most recognized olive oil brands has been highly distorted in terms of quality and effectiveness.
Now, it has come to our attention that almost 70% of the olive oil on the American market is slightly non-genuine. This occurs because the production normally uses other oils to cheapen the process and make greater profits.
The oils largely used in the production process include canola and sunflower oil! The same problem happened in Italy as well. That resulted in 85 oil farms being shut down due to their tricky 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 concerns to the problem, and shockingly, none of their olive oil brands scored the 2012 certificate of approval.
The University of California examined 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 around the world:
And then you have the brands you can trust:
McEvoy Ranch Organic
Bariani Olive Oil
California Olive Ranch
You can do many things about this problem, by testing the quality of the oil you use. For starters, use the olive oil bottle you have at home and place it in the fridge for 30 minutes. If it thickens and solidifies, this indicates you’re good to go. This happens with olive oil because it includes large amounts of monounsaturated fat.
In case this doesn’t happen, it means the olive oil is bogus. To be certain 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 valuable than health, so go for it!