One of the easiest ways to understand the quality and type of the oil is to read the labels on the bottles. Although, reading a label does not ensure that you are getting the best quality oil; but understanding the labels gives you some idea of the quality, type, origin, brand, process etc. If you buy your oil at a place where you cannot taste it for some reasons, or there is none to give your expert and professional advice, I recommend that you read the label as a minimum care measure.
Generally, a label bears good information through some technical terms, and if you are familiar with them and can interpret them, it helps a lot in choosing better quality oil. Some of the information on the labels is general like referring to the estate, taste, color etc while other must conform to international regulatory standards like those set by IOC. The general information may vary from producer to producer both in terms and meanings but the legal information must be denoting the meaning and purpose that has been explained by the regulatory bodies. Here is a brief explanation of information which can be commonly found on bottled oils. Continue Reading >