THE RE­PORT

Consumer Voice - - The Surveillance Series/ Olive Pomace Oil -

Sl No. 1 2 3 4 5 Brand Basso Del Monte Karmiq Leonardo Ce­sar

In­sol­u­ble Im­pu­ri­ties

MRP (Rs) 749 799 390 699 700

As per FSS Reg­u­la­tions, in­sol­u­ble im­pu­ri­ties in olive po­mace oil shall not be more than 0.05 per cent.

limit in all tested brands.

Free Fatty Acid (FFA) or Free Acid­ity

Free fatty acid­ity or free acid­ity is a very broad in­di­ca­tor of the oil’s qual­ity, or at least how sound the olives were and how care­fully the olives were pro­cessed. Oils with high free fatty acid­ity also tend to go ran­cid more rapidly.

As per FSS Reg­u­la­tions, free fatty acid or free acid­ity in olive po­mace oil shall not be more than one per cent as oleic acid. So, lower is bet­ter for con­sumers. pre­scribed limit in all brands. It was low­est in Basso (0.04 per cent).

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