Questions & Answers - Refrigerating Olive Oil

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Question:

I've read that you should not store olive oil in the refrigerator.  I have always kept my kitchen oils in the refrigerator in the summer time to keep them from getting rancid.  I have just recently started to use olive oil and since it is getting rather hot now I put it in the refrigerator.  I never noticed that it hurt the vegetable oil.  What is the reason for not storing in the refrigerator?? - Mary Ricciotti (6/19/01)

 

Answers:


Check out my article on Olive Oil.
  
Olive oil can be refrigerated, but doing so will cause it to congeal and turn cloudy, but should not affect flavor. If refrigerated, olive oil will return to its original, liquid state when warmed to room temperature again.

 

 


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