Olive oil. Delicious. healthy (depending on who’s talking ). Useful. Profitable. Which adjective gets us into trouble? Americans consume nearly a billion dollars’ worth annually. How could something so good be so bad? Big money lures unscrupulous sellers to adulterate olive oil with fake olive oil. Sometimes you just want something to be simple … like rich olive oil on fresh, crusty bread. How do you avoid the fakes in an industry dripping with scoundrels?
When we found out about food allergies, life became hard … fast. We were shocked to learned our olive oil was not real olive oil. It was probably soy which is one of our top allergies. By the way, those sensitive to corn need to be careful too. Yeah, it’s faked in olive oil too. Olive oil could be adulterated with a variety of oils and still say only olive oil on the label. It is processed in a variety of ways including using gasoline or other stripping substance. Personally, I don’t want to eat gasoline or soy. So, I thought I would test it.