Look For the Cultivar When Shopping for Olive Oil
The next time you go shopping for a bottle of olive oil, you should make sure the label meets three specific criteria before you put it in your cart.
Olive oil expert (which sounds like an amazing job) Nicholas Coleman, in an interview with Serious Eats, laid out what he looks for in a bottle of olive oil:
Three things: the harvest date, where it comes from (this means the specific region, not just the country), and the cultivars, or what olives the oil is composed of. If these essential elements are missing, it doesn't speak well to the quality of the oil or the producer.
We've already talked about checking the date
If you're into olive oil, the entire interview is worth a read, so check it out through the source link.
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