Healthy oils like olive and coconut have recovered from the bad rap they got during the low-fat diet craze. Today, companies are touting specialty oils and innovative products, such as virgin olive oil sorbet, olive oil semolina, and extra virgin olive oil gumdrops. If you'd like to get more use out of that golden bottle sitting in your cabinet, explore 7 Ways With Olive Oil.
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Marge Perry
August 10, 2012

No, it just means the oil got cold! Most liquid oils begin to solidify‚ which makes them look cloudy‚ at about 50 degrees F and below. Just bring it back to room temperature and it will be fine.

The best way to store olive oilis in a dark pantry at room temperature. Light and heat accelerate spoilage; when stored properly a bottle of olive oil (even if opened) should last a couple of years. Refrigerating the oil increases its shelf life even more—but I hope you'll use up your bottle of healthful oil before that!

See 7 Ways with Olive Oil for more tips and recipes.

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