These 14 Olive Oil Brands Are Fake! Avoid Them!


It was found in a recent discovery that 7 major olive oil companies in the United States has very low quality since they cut their olive with sunflower or canola. We cannot trust these olive oil brands anymore. Recent investigations showed that 70% of the olive oil which is sold in the USA is fake, which means that it’s being cut with inferior and cheaper oils, including canola or sunflower oil.

These findings were preceded by a police investigation in Italy dating from 2008, where more than 80 olive oils companies were closed because they mixed their oil with sunflower, canola oil, and chlorophyll.

Producers mix their olive oil with the one with lesser quality in order to order to make it look almost identical with the organic olive oil.

In a test that the Australian government conducted few years ago over some olive oil companies, the outcomes were shocking and because of that, none of the olive oil companies received the certificate of approval. They didn’t pass the authenticity test.

So, take a look at the following olive oils companies that failed the test:

  • Mezzetta
  • Carapelli
  • Pompeian
  • Primadonna
  • Mazola
  • Colavita
  • Antica Badia
  • Sasso
  • Star
  • Felippo Berio
  • Whole Foods
  • Safeway
  • Bertolli
  • Coricelli

And, these are the ones that passed the test:

  • McEvoy Ranch Organic
  • Lucero
  • Corto Olive
  • Bariani Olive Oil
  • Omaggio
  • California Olive Ranch
  • Ottavio
  • Lucini
  • Cobram Estate
  • Kirkland Organic
  • Olea Estates

In case you doubt the authenticity of the olive oil, do the test in your own house. All you have to do is to put the olive oil bottle outside in cold weather or in a fridge for 30 minutes and watch if the oil will become solid. If it does, then that means that the oil is pure.

If not, it contains additives such as monounsaturated fat that preserves it in a liquid form.


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