I love reading anything that Australian scientist Richard Gawel writes. Richard wrote an article a few days ago on his blog, Slick Extra Virgin, about some of the prevalent myths surrounding extra virgin olive oil. The one myth that my poor little non-scientific brain had a hard time comprehending was the ‘green laser’ myth. Richard explains it very well and in terms I can understand.
It’s bad enough that there is a culture of mislabeling and adulteration in the world of olive oil, but there are plenty of fake stories surrounding olive oil health benefits, storage, cooking, etc. It’s an ongoing conundrum for those who would like to inform the public about olive oil truths and which extra virgin olive oils are the best after each harvest. Richard Gawel is one of those people who does an excellent job of keeping the public and even the professionals on track.
May the sun shine through your branches.