What to look for in a healthy olive oil when shopping for an Olive Oil in the stores and why nothing compares to what we offer in our Ultra-Premium Olive Oil.
Some Trivial Facts when shopping for Olive Oils.
- Did you know the polyphenol content in a bottle of olive oil is the determining factor in how long a bottle of olive oil will last, NOT the EXPIRATION DATE on the bottle of olive oil?
- A two-year expiration date is required for every bottle of olive oil.
However, THE TRUTH is, that most olive oils do not have a two-year shelf life, for one or more of the following reasons:
- Lower quality fruit, mixing/blending old acidic fruit with new fruit.
- Olive Fruit variety with lower antioxidant levels
- Clear bottles.
- Improper Storage of Olive Oil.
- Even over-irrigated trees.
Also, check the olive variety, and learn about its strengths and weaknesses, as you would consider a specific grape variety for wine.
It is also important to know most Olive Oils in the market uses both healthy and bad fruit. And most companies blend their olive oils as there is no regulation around Olive Oil labeling standards, and with bad practices, anyone can label a product as Extra Virgin Olive Oil as long as the acid content inside the bottle doesn’t exceed .8% acid level.
So, remember just because it says Extra Virgin Olive Oil, doesn’t mean you are getting the best health benefits. Finally, always choose extra virgin olive oil that is in a dark bottle, especially if it is on a supermarket shelf that is exposed to light.
Here at Tastefully Olive, our Oils are always at or below .2% and is never adulterant with cheap or bad oils. You will always get the cleanest, the healthiest olive oils around. Come on by and order one of our Award-winning olive oils!