JB Bardot posts a brilliant short article about our fragile and more often than not corrupted truthing in food product labeling. In this case, it has to do with the question of whether virgin olive oil is genuine and she explains the ease by which you can determine this.
There are two simple concepts in which one was so stunning, it made my eyelids flip. Being Jewish, I should have already made the common sense connection between olive oil and flames. The celebration of Channukah is all about the fact that it was olive oil, and nothing else (what’s a matter with bee’s wax?), that was required to keep the everlasting light of God lit until oil was procured after the Temple was destroyed. So, test number one, does your virgin olive oil you purchase keep a wick burning? If so, then you most likely are safe. If not, you have the margarine of butter.
Test number two is if it hardens in the refrigerator, then it’s better than a brand that stays as a liquid without clouding up.
Do you know why cold water fish oil is so good for you?
The omega 3 fat oil of the coldest of cold water animals does not harden in the icy coooooooold waters. That’s on top of the all the goodies we’re told about the oil. So, think about the next time you ingest fats that harden up moments after being put in the refrigerator… can this explain why we get sluggish? Don’t chance it… get the real thing!
Are you sure that olive bar is healthy?
JB Bardot is trained in herbal medicine and homeopathy, and has a post graduate degree in holistic nutrition. She shares her wealth of knowledge here on The JB Bardot Archives writing about wellness, green living, alternative medicine, holistic nutrition, homeopathy, herbs and naturopathic medicine.
I find many beautifully arranged and highly appealing olive bars at high end grocery stores to find that all of the olives are soaking in canola oil. End of topic… you figure out the conspiratorial hipocrisy there lol. OMG, now I get it… oil from olives is too expensive and not available in the quantity I need to bathe my olives; that I can sell the consumer pennies on the dollar, canola oil, for $10.00 a pound for olives!!!
Please follow the full article here: The Great Olive Oil Fraud – Why Your Extra Virgin Olive Oil May Not Be Virgin At All