The type and quantity of Polyphenols in EVOO do matter. I have been following very closely the debate over the implementation of EU 432/2012 here in Greece. The time has arrived where we will be able to choose the type of EVOO not only on how it tastes but also on how it tests for individual phenolic compounds.
Is it a matter of taste? or a matter of test? Now we have both.
The ability to test EVOO for individual phenolic compounds has finally arrived. The EU is leading the world in regulating health claims for EVOO labeling. Unfortunately special interests and old world bureaucratic mentality is keeping this regulation from being implemented. My investigation has yielded some interesting facts, which by all reason should put the debate to rest.