How do you identify good EVOO and spot fraudulent ones?

Here are additional tips for spotting high-quality EVOO while shopping:

  • Look for an opaque glass bottle. Light is the enemy to good olive oil, and plastic bottles can contain microplastics.
  • Look for a harvest date on the bottle. You always want to make sure you’re consuming the most recent harvest, happens between October and January each year. 
  • Read the bottle, looking for any reference to the source of the olives. Many olive oils are not from where they imply through branding. If you can’t find a source, stay away. 
  • The best way to test quality is to taste it. We highlight how to test EVOO like an expert in this blog post.

To learn more about how to identify high-quality EVOO see our full article here