Cheap extra-virgin olive oil probably isn’t.
..A Italian saying
The space in this blog will be short if comprehensively describe what is “extra Virgin Olive Oil” and what is adulterated normally being sold specifically in India .
The problems with olive oil begin with the demand exceeding supply. To meet the demand, the international olive oil market is fraught with fraud. Adulteration is rampant, and more olive oil is sold than is produced.
The good intentions of adding healthy olive oil to your diet can quickly become a bad choice, both for your pocketbook and your health. Most of olive oil today is adulterated with other highly-processed oils , Hazelnut oil is the most common adulterant because it is cheap, and its presence is extremely difficult to detect even with the best analytical. methods and Labeling such oils as “extra virgin” is both fraudulent and commonplace.
In fact, the words “extra virgin” and “cold-pressed” on the label are meaningless in today’s market. Consumers are not adequately protected because the laws have not kept pace with the development of the industry. Today it is a giant global industry, This transition is why many of the abuses in this industry are not yet illegal. For example, there is no law that says extra virgin olive oil has to be 100 percent olive oil.
In India consumers pays one-liter bottle of Italian or any european, extra virgin, olive oil selling for Rs. 500 One can only guess what is in those bottles. In Italy or spain, just the labor and bottling costs for a liter of high quality, extra-virgin oil can be Rs. 500. Such oils normally sell for $50 per liter in the United States. Do you think it is convincing maths . Low price means low quality, but even price is no guarantee of quality.
This is why finding real olive oil is not a job for the average Indian shopper. The good intentions of adding healthy olive oil to your diet can quickly become a bad choice, both for your pocketbook and your health.