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How to choose “authentic” “unadulterated” extra virgin olive oil:

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How to choose “authentic” “unadulterated” extra virgin olive oil:

-  How old is that oil??  Must show both “Harvest” and “Best By” dates on label.

-  Only purchase olive oil in Dark Bottles or Tins never in Clear or Plastic Bottles 

   to avoid Oxidation.

-  Pure Unadulterated olive oil is extracted from crushing Green Olives. It      

   has the lowest acidity, less than .8% of 1%, is of the highest quality, but produces 

   less oil, and more expensive$$$                   

-  Olive Oil that is extracted from crushing ripe olives has a higher acidity,

   more than .8%, and is of lesser quality, but produces more olive oil. This inferior

   oil is then blended with pure unadulterated olive to average .8% or less acidity to 

meet the requirement to call this extra virgin olive oil! This is adulterated Extra Virgin 

Olive Oil! 

- Take the Taste Test - Peppery sensation in the throat. No Pepper, the oil is flat, not evoo, or not olive oil at all.

-   To extend shelf life keep away from heat and sunlight, when not in use keep the bottle cap on. Oxygen and olive oil don’t mix. 

-   In doubt on what to buy: choose Certifed Extra Virgin Olive Oils labelled Organic FDA or EVOO PDO. Also look for Estate Oils and oils that have won major competitions.

-   Authentic, Unadulterated, Extra Virgin Olive Oil is not cheap. If it is, it's probably not authentic!

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