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The Fraud of ’Extra Virgin’ Olive Oil

Lähetetty: 04 Maalis 2013 09:16
Kirjoittaja Santeri

In this monastery, Wat Buddha Dhamma, we usually have a bottle of olive oil available to be taken as a medicine in the afternoon. Today while I was reading the label ’Extra Virgin’ I became suspicious. The whole wording just sounds like a magnet for abuse. And sure enough, when I looked into the matter, there’s a long history of misuse of the concept by the olive oil industry.

In 1997 and 1998, olive oil was the most adulterated agricultural product in the European Union, prompting the E.U.’s anti-fraud office to establish an olive-oil task force. (“Profits were comparable to cocaine trafficking, with none of the risks,” one investigator told me.) ... ct_mueller


Re: The Fraud of ’Extra Virgin’ Olive Oil

Lähetetty: 07 Heinä 2013 05:28
Kirjoittaja Santeri

Is Your Olive Oil As Healthy As You Think?
Katherine Tallmadge, R.D.Date: 06 July 2013 Time: 11:11 AM ET

It's tricky to know if the olive oil you're buying is high-quality, fresh extra virgin olive oil. In most U.S. stores, I have found olive oil with harvest dates on perhaps one out of 20 bottles. Some have "sell-by" dates, which are usually two years after harvest (already too old!), though there are no standards for a sell-by date, so there is no guarantee how old your olive oil is unless there is a harvest date.Olives are harvested once annually, usually in the fall/winter, depending on the region.Look for a harvest date within the past year. ... efits.html