How To Check The Purity Of Extra Virgin Olive Oil?
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Nowadays, numerous brands have been selling olive oil. However, it’s not that easy to choose and get the best; when it comes to olive oil, everyone focuses on its price rather than checking its purity. Therefore, it has become quite challenging to differentiate between which oil is natural and which is fake. However, if you are hesitant while buying olive oil, we have some tips to overcome your problem. These three suggestions will quickly identify which oil is natural and artificial. 

Sniff it

You can determine whether any oil is real or fake just by smelling it. For this, put light oil in a small glass and cover it well with your hands. Next, rub the glass with one hand for a while so that the glass becomes hot. When the glass becomes slightly hot, remove the hand and smell the oil. If there is no fruity, veggie or sour smell from the oil, the oil can be adulterated because fake olive oil never smells. 

Taste it

The best way to test any oil is to use your taste buds and check it with your tongue. Do you have olive oil in your house? Then put two drops of it on the tongue and taste how it feels. Natural olive oil has a bitter or black pepper-like taste. If your oil does not meet these two criteria, then your oil may have impurities. 

Please keep it in the fridge

Monounsaturated fats are found in extra virgin olive oil, which thickens after being stored in the refrigerator. For this, you need to put two to three spoons of oil in a glass later; for a few hours, place it in the fridge and see if the oil has frozen or not. Extra virgin olive oil may be counterfeit if the oil freezes. 

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