A customer recently emailed these questions regarding the possible rancidity of olive oil in capsules:
I have a few questions. 1. Do you list when the Olive Oil capsules have been harvested? The harvest date shows how fresh it really is. Im worried about it being rancid as all oils will eventually get rancid. 2. The process you use I have not seen to many companys making Olive Oil capsules so Im wondering with any extra heat and the process how easy it will become rancid? 3. I like to visit San Diego (I live in Sacramento) and love to tour factorys do you offer any tours to your facility? Thanks Kal
This question about olive oil possibly going rancid is one that we receive at least once a month. Below is Seagate’s response to this question:
We have found that real, 100% pure extra virgin olive oil is in fact a very good antioxidant and self-protective against oxidizing and going rancid. We use it for that purpose in some of our other topicals such as Smooth Skin, Bye Bye Diaper Rash, and Stop Rash. Seagate’s Olive Oil is produced without any heat, exactly the same as the product we are bottling in glass bottles. In addition, the capsules further limit any exposure to oxygen.
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