Olive Oil Adulteration

Did you see the 60 Minutes video on extra virgin olive oil with Guy Campanile? The video shows how easy it is for people to make complete olive oil frauds! The simple addition of chlorophyl and beta carotene can replicate the color and fruitiness of olive oil, but fresh-pressed olive oil will still stand out above the rest in color, flavor, and HEALTH benefits. Be sure to look for a crush date, an olive varietal, and a specific place of origin for where the olives were pressed to make sure you are getting a quality olive oil. Here at Season to Taste we know when and where our olives were pressed. Do you?

Healthy Healthy Healthy!

Did you know that fresh extra virgin olive oil can make you healthier? Studies have shown that olive oil can reduce inflammation, stop cancer-causing free radicals from forming, and lower the chance of heart disease. The benefits of olive oil are amazing...if you have fresh olive oil. Buyers beware, the olive oils you buy at the grocery store may not be as fresh as you think. Do you know when it was pressed? How about the varietal of the olive that was used? Chances are, it isn't what you think it is. Heck! It may not even be 100% olive oil! Olive oil is often adulterated, whether it's color has been changed, the oil diluted, or even a total fraud. Make sure you're getting the best possible olive oil to benefit from its antioxidants in your every day life.

Fresh off the tree!

Fresh off the tree!

Fresh pressed olive oil.

Fresh pressed olive oil.