It isn’t always easy to find the best olive oil. It is quite unfortunate that most people have never tasted a truly excellent extra virgin olive oil. Olive oil is unique in that it can be consumed in its crude form without refining. This is known as “extra virgin”. If like most people, you’ve never had the opportunity to taste a high quality extra virgin olive oil, you’re in for an eye opening, life changing experience. The best olive oils offer the best flavor as well as numerous health benefits that can lead to a better quality of life.
How to Chose Quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil
When shopping for quality EVOO, look for details on the label about the oil. Authentic oils will always state that they are pressed in a specific region. Cheap low quality oils are random blends of oil from all over the world. The blend is usually shipped to Italy and packed in Italy to make it seem genuine. However if it is truly genuine, it will give you a specific region and country where it was pressed.
Bottles of genuine extra virgin olive oil usually list the variety of olives. Buying a bottle of olive oil that doesn’t list the variety is like buying a bottle of wine that just says “wine” and nothing else. When buying a good bottle of wine, you want to know the region, the variety, and the date. If the bottle of olive oil lists the varieties of olives, you can pretty much rest assured that it is genuine.
Another thing to look out for is the harvest date on the back of the bottle. This is very important, because unlike wine, olive oil does not get better with age. You want to consume it as fresh as possible and as soon as possible. Cheap low quality brands never put a harvest date on the back of the bottle.
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