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The Most (and Least) Fake Extra Virgin Olive Oil Brands

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Frauds! An estimated 69% of all store-bought extra virgin olive oils in the US are probably fake, according to tests by the University of California. UC Davis tested samples from the top-selling extra virgin olive oil brands to find the ones that are...


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Susanne R (236)
Friday November 8, 2013, 11:39 pm
I just discovered that the 3-liter bottle of Bertolli Extra Virgin Olive Oil I purchased a couple of weeks ago is not as pure as I was led to believe. What a tramp! No wonder her pimp, BJ's, offered a coupon for $3.00 off her original price!

All kidding aside, it tastes good and we enjoy it, so as long as it doesn't have any adverse effects on our health, I'll keep using it. However, if I find out that it does not provide any actual health benefits, such as those provided by following the Mediterranean diet, I'll try another brand. The California brand described in the previous article sounds interesting...

Thanks for the olive oil education, Carrie. (Do you think "Olive Oyl" is a virgin? Probably not. Who could resist a studly sailor like Popeye?)

Patricia H. (440)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 7:55 am
noted, good share

. (0)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 10:18 am
My mom uses olive oil to cook with. Thanks for sharing, Carrie.

M B (62)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 1:42 pm
I use olive oil very often; and I'm also using safflor oil like the Japanese do. Thanks for the article.

Past Member (0)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 2:30 pm
It's ok in salad.
That's about it.

Birgit W (160)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 3:20 pm

Jason S (50)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 7:04 pm
Good posting, thanks

kate K (481)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 4:24 am
always bye oil with recognised brand name and country of origin.It is the best for the mediterranean diet


Past Member (0)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 6:09 am
That means they are probably old as "Sensory defects are indicators that these samples are oxidized, of poor quality, and/or adulterated with cheaper refined oils." I would thing that oxidize and poor quality, but then again, I can't imagine most Americans liking a strong peppery taste in the oil.

Kit B (276)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 8:17 am

My PDF is acting up and I haven't fixed it yet. I really would like to know which brands are exactly what they say they are. It's a pain that we have to be so cautious with every purchase. Caveat Emptor, friends, trust nothing and double check all things.

Past Member (0)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 11:23 am
Kit: "The real deal: California Olive Ranch, Cobram Estate, Lucini. Kirkland Organic, Lucero (Ascolano), McEvoy Ranch Organic are also noted by Eat Grown Local." But, on the bright side, apparently, the mob’s been at it so long, that even most so-called “experts” can’t tell a real olive oil from a fake olive oil based on taste alone.
While it not the suppliers fault, not the brand, they should really verify and ultimately be held responsble for what's being sold.

Bryna P (139)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 1:06 pm
Thank you for sharing this!

Lynn Squance (235)
Monday November 11, 2013, 10:26 pm
Like you Kit, I could not access the pdf although I have no idea how to fix it. Interesting info though. Another oil that can be used is coconut oil. It has the consistency of butter and is apparently much better for cooking than using olive oil. I sometimes use olive oil on pasta, but also use it, rather than vegetable oil, in quinoa salads.
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