There are still many myths about olive oil floating around the internet. See if you can guess if the statements below are true or false.
True or False
- False. Testing data supports conclusion that 98% of olive oil in today's market is authentic.
- False. There is no home test. The fridge test is certainly not accurate in any way.
- False. Color is not in any way an indication of the quality of the olive oil. The things that determine color are the types of olives used and the harvest cycle.
- False. All olive oils contain the same number of calories. All oils contain the same calories per serving.
- True. All oils, like avocado, coconut, canola, sunflower, they all contain the same number of calories per serving.
- False. You can safely cook with extra virgin olive oil. You can heat up all forms of olive oil and they retain their many health benefits.
- True. Natural enemies of olive oil which can cause it to oxidize are HOLA: Heat, Oxygen, Light and Age.
- False. Olive oil if handled properly will last about 2 years from bottling. Once you open a bottle of olive oil, you should try to use it within two or three months.