HELP! I purchased a case of 17-ounce bottles of "Imported 100% Pure Olive Oil - Extra Light Taste - The Gourmet's Choice." Accidentally it got frozen for a week. The oil thawed 24 hours at room temperature to cloudy with, like, fat particles floating around. Is it still good, or do I have to dump the whole case? Nancy in Buffalo, NY
Your oil is fine. Use it as you normally would. Do keep it away from light and heat which spoils all oils. That word, "pure" dupes a lot of us. For future reference, know that "pure" olive oil isn't truly pure. It is processed with solvents and heat which compromise its nutrients. Next time consider "extra-virgin." This is the purest and most nutritious olive oil, pressed within hours of picking, without heat or chemicals of any kind. When you buy "light" oil, the calories are the same. What you are getting is a more refined oil, which, again, can diminish its nutrients.