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Italy’s Treasured Olive Oil, at the Source

"There is no competition; we all love olive oil," said Francesco Biagiotti of Compagnia degli Oliandoli. "If the whole world used as much olive oil as we do, we would be very rich." Olive oil, they explained, is more than something to drizzle over a dish when you want to impress company.

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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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