Olive oil is a popular staple ingredient in kitchens all over the world. It can be used in almost any dish, and it has many health benefits—including heart health, reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, and lower anxiety levels.
 
However, a lot of olive oil companies have capitalized on this and are now producing fake olive oil. According to University of California researchers, over 70 per cent of name-brand extra virgin olive oil was fake!
 
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So how do you know if your olive oil is fake? It’ll have either part olive oil and part sunflower oil, or it’ll have a mixture of non-Italian oils and olive oil.

But to be safe, here are a list of brands that make fake oil:

-Newman’s Own
-Whole Foods
-Safeway
-Mezzetta
-Mozzola
-Berio
-Star
-Colavita
-Foods

Instead, buy extra virgin olive oil from these brands:

-Kirkland Organic
-Lucini
-California Olive Ranch
-Lucero
-Cobram Estate