For years I have heard about the crime fueled olive oil industry. Most of the Extra Virgin Olive Oil we get in supermarkets, markets e.t.c is actually not Olive Oil, much less virgin or extra virgin.
If you want to find out more about this, I have plenty of links for your reading pleasure.
I would advice that you start with these easy to read illustrated slides by Nicholas Blechman.
You will find short information on the racket that is the Olive Oil industry here. For example, did you know that In 2007 it was reported that only 4 percent of olive oil leaving Italy was pure Italian Olive Oil? Even the ones that have MADE in ITALY stamped on them or even have those cute Italian Flags on them.
Only a few brands have been singled out as being the real deal by Tom Mueller who is considered an Olive Oil expert. You can check out the list here.
Another oil I would really like to get into is most of the Jojoba oil sold in Nigeria. Another day…
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