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Don’t Fall for These Common Food Fakes 1 of 6

Posted by on Sep. 8, 2013 at 3:06 PM
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By Frugal Foodie, MintLife

    

Oils

According to a 2012 Journal of Food Sciences study, olive oil is the food most likely to be faked.

Buyers might not be getting the “extra virgin” promised, picking up an oil that hails from a different region than expected, or getting something that’s made from something other than olives.

Consumers have also reported concerns about expensive coconuts oils (may be adulterated with other oils) and truffle-infused oils (usually chemical flavoring, rather than real truffles.)

Read labels carefully: Experts say it can help to look for details like a recent harvest date and a quality seal (such as a protected designation of origin seal, if it was imported from Europe).

by on Sep. 8, 2013 at 3:06 PM
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frndlyfn
by Silver Member on Sep. 8, 2013 at 3:13 PM

We go to a specialty shop for our olive oil and our balsalmic vinegar that imports the products from select places.  5 dollars for a "sample"size and it can last us 3 months.

Flaca43
by Ruby Member on Sep. 8, 2013 at 3:56 PM
Wow. Thanks for the info!
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PinkButterfly66
by on Sep. 8, 2013 at 4:03 PM

I used to by basil olive oil but now I buy basil oil from NOW foods and add it to my olive oil.  I save soo much that way and it tastes soo much better too.  I use it to make my balsamic vinaigrette.

LifeCafe42
by on Sep. 8, 2013 at 4:13 PM
Tfs!
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mom4awesomekids
by Bronze Member on Sep. 8, 2013 at 4:22 PM

We use coconut oil.

Stevensmomma
by Platinum Member on Sep. 8, 2013 at 8:18 PM

Thanks !!

inmybizz
by Gold Member on Sep. 8, 2013 at 8:20 PM

thanks!

PoehlerBear1983
by Platinum Member on Sep. 8, 2013 at 8:22 PM
Tfs!
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ablackdolphin
by Platinum Member on Sep. 8, 2013 at 9:21 PM

I like wholefoods brand

Jukebox_Jenny
by Jenny on Sep. 9, 2013 at 12:11 AM
Tfs!
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