We’re proud to be the first Australian supermarket to sign the Australian Olive Association’s (AOA) code of good practice. And with all our olive oil being independently tested, we can guarantee they’re always up to scratch.
Why the code of practice matters
Under the code, all Australian olive oils undergo rigorous testing to ensure they’re the standard they claim to be.
- "In a complete survey of Australian supermarket olive oils from 2008 until 2011, which was part of a RIRDC funded research project, over 52% of the oil labelled as Extra Virgin in Australia was found to be a lower grade than Extra Virgin either as a consequence of adulteration with refined oils, poor quality of the initial product, being too old or poorly stored". All ALDI olive oils are correctly labelled and 100% authentic.
- In March 2012, the AOA randomly tested 30 Extra Virgin Olive Oils on supermarket shelves. 10 were not (or were no longer) able to be classified as Extra Virgin.
- At ALDI, we are very proud of our olive oil quality, truthful labelling and adherence to the AOA code of practice.
Did you know:
- Olive oil may be a fat but it is packed with benefits like monosaturated fats, antioxidants and essential vitamins.
- Extra Virgin Oil is ideal for home cooking as it can be heated over 200°C . Use for shallow frying, stir frying and grilling.
- No two extra virgin olive oils are the same. The variety of olives used, time of harvest, growing conditions and other factors contribute to the flavour.
- Olive oil doesn’t improve with age and starts to deteriorate after it’s made. To increase the longevity of your olive oil, keep away from heat, light and air.
- Cold pressed oils taste better as they are made at low temperatures. This helps preserve flavours and antioxidants during the extraction process. Hot tip: all ALDI extra virgin olive oils are cold pressed.