How Can You Tell If Your Olive Oil Is Fake?

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No matter what type of diet plan you follow, olive oil has proven to be a solid choice when it comes to the fat content you choose. Food programs such as the Mediterranean Diet are responsible for emphasizing the use of olive oil to cook with as well as to dress your salad. In 1980, the United States was using just under 30 metric tons of olive oil. In 2015, that number rose to 327 metric tons.

While there is no doubt that olive oil has become more popular, it just means that there are more people involved who are seeking to make a buck by offering fake products. Taking advantage of the fact that people are trying to eat better just means you have to be informed so you know you are buying the real thing. If you think you are treating your body good by using pure olive oil and you have inadvertently bought an inferior product, you are wasting your time and you could even be putting your health at risk.

It has been discovered that much of the olive oil that is on the market today has some additional additives in it, whether it is peanut oil or sunflower oil. There is very little accountability when it comes to making sure that the labeling is accurate. It has been determined that up to 90 percent of the olive oil that is sold in the United States is adulterated and not pure olive oil. So how do you know if you have purchased the fake olive oil? Keep reading!

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