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Olive oil is a slippery business... Look for the SA Olive Seal

Olive oil is a slippery business. Just like honey, olive oil is one of the world’s top food items susceptible to food fraud. Producers in Spain, Greece, and Italy do produce great olive oil, but they don’t send us that oil. They keep it for themselves! They adulterate the good stuff with the bad stuff. Here is your answer to why imported olive oil is so cheap. It’s because it’s the low-quality oil that gets exported and lands up on our shelves. You get what you pay for! Much of the oil that is labeled extra virgin is not even extra virgin. It’s just, nobody is checking it. By contrast, South African oil is checked by the SA Olive Association to ensure it is what it says it is. So look for the SA Olive Seal to be sure you are getting what you are paying for. South Africa makes world-class oils deserving of the international accolades they receive. The colour of olive oils does vary dramatically, but the colour does not indicate the quality of the oil nor the strength of the oil. What do

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