Posts Tagged: Olive Oil Truthers

I Don't Know What To Believe About Olive Oil Anymore

"A graphic last Sunday about adulterated olive oil sold as 'extra virgin' contained several errors. Olives that are used in substandard oil are typically milled days, weeks or even months after being picked — not 'within hours.' The graphic conflated two dubious practices that can be found in parts of the olive oil industry. Some unscrupulous producers mix olive oil with soybean or other cheap oils, while others mix vegetable oils with beta carotene and chlorophyll to produce fake olive oil; the two practices are not always combined. Olive oil bottled in Italy and sold in the United States may be labeled 'packed in [...]