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Italy’s Treasured Olive Oil, at the Source

Olive oil, they explained, is more than something to drizzle over a dish when you want to impress company. It is a lifestyle. It is a necessary ingredient at every meal. So none of them, I asked, have so much as a stick of butter in their refrigerators? They laughed.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Having been to the olive oil farms in Puglia, the article is correct that authentic Italian olive oil is truly unique.  Unfortunately, the article is also correct in that virtually all the “extra-virgin” olive oil in America is far from the real thing both in taste and polyphenol content.

 

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