April's Product of the Month
APRIL’S PRODUCT OF THE MONTH
Every month, we feature a new product that showed some of the most impressive results in our testing. As we grow our database of tested products by adding 50 new products each month, we receive a variety of results. The goal of our Product of the Month feature is to highlight a farm or company that proves their commitment to clean and sustainable practices and ingredient use. We aim to give consumers confidence in their food choices with the help of our Product of the Month.
Our Product of the Month for April is Extra Virgin Olive Oil by Filippo Berio
Olive oil is widely known to be high in monounsaturated fat (the good type of fat), and contains zero trans fat (the bad type of fat). Olive oil is one of the best ways to add good fats to your diet, and can be added to just about everything! Extra virgin olive oil is an unrefined oil and the highest quality olive oil you can buy. The difference between regular olive oil and extra-virgin is that there are very specific standards oil has to meet to receive it’s label. Extra virgin olive oil actually retains most of the the true olie taste, and has a lower level of oleic acid. Extra virgin olive oil also contains many natural vitamins and minerals that are found in olives as well.
We tested several different types of conventional household cooking must-haves, and Filippo Berio's Extra Virgin Olive Oil came back with the cleanest results. Filippo Berio prides themselves on holding high scientific and sensory standards for quality products. Their oils are NAOOA (North America Olive Oil Association) certified for purity, in both their organic and non-organic products. They also have certified Kosher products, that are in accordance with the strict Laws of Kosher for the Orthodox community. Their website also contains nutrition information about their products, and contains an impressive "free of" list.
According to our evaluation report, we rated Filippo Berio's Extra Virgin Olive Oil a 0 on our Concern Index. None of the 420 pesticides tested for were detected in our evaluations performed by our partner labs. We support you, Filippo Berio!