Öko-Test: Lidl olive oil loaded with pollutants

Lidl olive oil cuts due to oil residues at the Test extremely bad

The Consumer Magazine „Eco-Test“ under the olive oils studied by various providers. This showed that not a few Oils and residues from mineral oils and claims are substances. A total of 20 olive oils were tested. Could just convince 2. We show which sections bad and which are good.

Olive oil is healthy. Very even. The DGE, these fatty acids reduce the triglyceride level, “improve the flow properties of the blood and can help prevent deposits in the blood vessels”. In addition, the Omega-3 strengthen the immune system and inhibit fatty acids. Inflammatory reactions in the organism. Unfortunately, olive oils are often loaded with pollutants, as well as previous studies showed. The experts complained in the last Tests of olive oil to the compliance with the quality classes and the contamination with saturated mineral oil hydrocarbons (MOSH).

Lidl sold for years, the olive oil, as its own product

The “Primadonna Extra Virgin olive oil“ promises with the addition of “native extra“ high quality for the little money loot and sold for years by Lidl. In the current Test, the Oil has one of the worst places.

Primadonna extra Virgin olive oil by drops Extra in the Test

The Primadonna Extra Virgin olive oil from Lidl is one of the products in the olive oil Test that strikes a particularly negative impact. The taste and the fragrance of the Oil are inharmonious, and also the olive oil is considerably encumbered with problematic mineral oil compounds.

Of a consumption of the Lidl olive oil is not recommended

The Oil has been cut off because of the heavy Petroleum residues with insufficient in the Test. A consumption is strongly discouraged. However, a further eight olive oils have achieved only a deficient or Insufficient.

Disharmonic taste and smell were strikingly

The experts who tasted all the oils, rated the Lidl olive oil with the harmony note is 4.4. This means, there is „rather unharmonisch“. The best Oil in the Test section here with „very gut“ . In the case of four olive oils, the experts pointed out false notes. As a result, the Oils tasted rancid, or eaten, and had not in grade „natively extra“ may be sold.

Serious mineral Oil residues in Lidl olive oil found

The Primadonna Extra Virgin olive oil is loaded from Lidl considerably with mineral oil residues. A laboratory found to have relatively high amounts of saturated hydrocarbons, MOSH and/or POSH. MOSH of the body is deposited in the liver, lymph nodes, spleen, and adipose tissue. What this means for the function of the organs affected, is still unclear. POSH is currently being researched.

In addition, Oil is also aromatic mineral Oil hydrocarbons (MOAH) were in Lidl-detectable. Under the MOAH can be carcinogenic and mutagenic substances. Industry, consumer advocates and politicians agree that this group of substances in foods. In the Test MOAH were detected in 10 out of 20 olive oils.

Lidl has stopped the sale of the olive oil Batch

Lidl has stopped the sale of the Primadonna olive oil with the Batch L0248E. A sensory investigation have confirmed compliance with the specified olive oil profile. Lidl provided a private opinion to your affected Oil. In the report, it has been demonstrated in the case of an olive oil from the same Batch as the Eco-Test no MOAH. In addition, Lidl is determined according to its opinion a harmony value of 4.0 and, thus, other than in the Öko-Test.

Conclusion and the winner of the test

Öko-Test comes to the conclusion that out of 20 tested oils, only two can be recommended. In addition to swabs in taste and smell, especially the significant petroleum discoveries have been criticised, because every second, olive oil is particularly contaminated strikingly stalls with mineral Oil.

The test winner was the Oil of „Rapunzel Crete extra Virgin olive oil extra“ This was according to the Test, free of mineral oil and other harmful. The Tester gave a unique touch: mittfruchtig, considerably bitter and pungent taste. The smell was also excellent.

Digression: What to look for in olive oil?

All nutrition and health claims must comply with the statutory rules. The label “cholesterol-free” or “rich in linoleic acid,” has the result, that burning need to value and nutritional values are according to certain specifications given.

The words “cold pressed” means that the pressure has been held below 27 degrees Celcius.

Dark glass bottles of olive oil and its nutrients protect much better against Oxidation by light. Glass bottles or metal containers plastic bottles – often marketers directly from the small directly in vacation countries – are preferable.

Finally, the indications “Protected Geographical growing area, or Protected area of origin, are” evidence of a secure origin.

Another tip: Should components of the olive oil to be crystallized, this is merely a note on a to cool storage (below 6-8 degrees Celsius). The crystals will dissolve again at room temperature and no taste have loss. The complete test results published by Öko-Test-of-date.