Supposedly, even 70% of olive oil in the USA markets is fake, cut with cheap bad oils like sunflower and canola. This item is supposed to be healthy, but this is now corrupted. It was found that even 7 of the biggest olive oil makers in USA, mix their items with cheap oils to get more profits.
This is like the 2008 practice in Italy when 400 police officers were involved in the breakdown known as operation Golden Oil. This meant seizure for 85 oil farms that mixed some percentage chlorophyll with sunflower and canola to the olive oil. The oil was mixed, colored, perfumed and flavored too, and these things made the Australian government investigate their own oils. The results were awful.
After that, not one brand named extra virgin olive oil got the 2012 certificate of approval.
This scam made the California University study 124 imported oils and found that over 70% of samples failed the tests.
- Antica Badia
- Whole Foods
- Felippo Berio
These brands passed:
- Corto olive
- McEvoy Ranch Organic
- California Olive Branch
- Bariani Olive oil
- Olea Estates
- Cobram Estate
- Kirkland Organic
Also, test the olive oil yourself at home. Put the bottle out when cold, or in the fridge for 30 min. if it gets solid, it is pure and has monounsaturated fats.
But if it stays liquid is fake and just in case, see the label approvals like Australian Extra Virgin Certified or the other one, California Olive Oil Council Certified Extra Virgin.
We think it is time to be healthy and stand against the fake makers of oil that add GMO and additives. Health is more worthy than money! Let us support the real health item producers and give THEM our money.
Article and image source: www.healthyfoodhouse.com