It is interesting to note that oleocanthal is a polyphenol found in EVOO and not all varieties contain this amazing antioxidant. Olivar Santamaria PICUAL contains over 450+ in polyphenols including oleocanthal with the highest count found in this variety compared to the rest of the olive oils on the market.
Olivar Santamaria Asks: Do You Know What You Eat? It is with interest we read a recent article published by the Olive Oil Times written by Virginia Brown Keyder on January 12, 2015 (see link) http://www.oliveoiltimes.com/olive-oil-business/north-america/filippo-berio-and-bertolli-class-action/45953 concerning two class action suits against Filippo Berio and Bertolli Distributors in the United States “together represent[ing] a considerable portion of the mass market olive oil imported to the US from Italy”. The suits allege the mislabeling of defendants’ olive oil products. We are interested in this action as we agree that all olive oil products must be labeled correctly with provable content. Our understanding and according to Ms. Keyder “The claims in the two actions are roughly the same: first, that what was labeled ‘extra-virgin’ contained refined oil (olive oil that has been chemically treated to hide, or neutralize defects and high acidity and then usually mixed with higher grade oil to mask any undesirable tastes) and was therefore not entitled to the ‘extra virgin’ label”. Our common theme at Khayyan LLC is that we label all product content on Olivar Santamaria bottles and authentic product content and origination documentation is available to all our clients and consumers upon request. We label bottle content as “Extra Virgin” along with expiration, the origin of Spain, lot number according to harvest documentation provided by growers and the expiration. We urge consumers to explore such details along with the levels of acidity (should be below 0.8%) oleic acid (should be between 55 – 83% the higher the better) and polyphenol (should be between 100 – 500+ the higher the better) when purchasing olive oil so that they consume the freshest and healthiest extra virgin olive oil money can buy! We should note Olivar Santamaria extra virgin olive oil acidity levels range from 0.09 – 0.12%, oleic acids 79.3% and polyphenols of 450+. According to the above mentioned article, in addition to the alleged mismarked labels the defendants’ packaging is misleading because, the “designation of the actual origin of the oil was only provided on the back-label while the prominent display of ‘Imported from Italy’ on the front allegedly misled consumers into thinking the olives originated and were pressed in Italy”. Also it is alleged, both defendants “fail[ed] to package the oil in light-proof containers result[ing] in quality degradation such that even if the oil was ‘extra-virgin’ at the time of bottling, it was no longer so when it reached the consumer due to exposure to heat and light”. Know what you eat… The case is Koller et al v. Deoleo USA, Inc. and Med Foods, Inc. and Kumar et al v. Salov et al.
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Olivar Santamaria the official olive oil of Paella for the World foundation and sponsor of the International Mediterranean even on June 11 2017
Mediterranean cuisine enthusiasts, paella lovers and foodies join us in the excitement of the 3rd annual International Mediterranean Food and Wine Festival at West New York, NJ where we bring together world-renown chefs from restaurants within the tristate area and abroad, our own USA grown Iberico Ham, Spanish beers and wines. Spectacular Flamenco shows and… Continue reading International Mediterranean Food Festival June 11, 2017
On the heal of another fraud claim in the olive oil industry concerning the “false, misleading and scientifically unsubstantiated statements about olive oil sold in supermarkets" by Veronica Foods and seven New York-area Veronica-supplied retailers also named in the lawsuit filed by the North American Olive Oil Association (NAOOA), we provide a few pointers when buying… Continue reading How to Choose Your Next Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Extra Virgin Olive Oil can make your holidays a little easier and lighter on both taste and belly. It is a great baking substitute for butter and when baking calls for canola or vegetable oil for cakes or for vegans or those with dairy allergies. Plus, it makes your cookies healthier and delicious with a… Continue reading Christmas Baking With Olivar Santamaria Extra Virgin Olive Oil