To date, olive oil has become widespread among Russian consumers as one of the most useful vegetable oils. It is the best source of monounsaturated fatty acids among all vegetable oils, which should make up 60% of all consumed fats. However, only a quality product is really useful. After all, often unscrupulous manufacturers, under the guise of olive oil, sell a mixture of sunflower, rapeseed, palm oil with the addition of dyes and flavors.
Most often, olive oil is diluted with cheap refined sunflower oil. Some manufacturers indicate on the label in small print that there is a mixture of olive and sunflower oil in the composition, without indicating a percentage ratio. Or indicate numbers that are not true. For example, a producer claims 25% of olive oil, but in fact it contains only 5-10%. Therefore, first we look at the composition: in the composition of high-quality olive oil should be indicated – 100% Olive Oil or “Natural”. Continue reading