Is My Unopened Bottle of Olive Oil Still OK to Use?

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Q: We had an unopened bottle of extra-light olive oil in a cool dark place. When we went to use it, we noticed many small white beads clinging to the inside of the bottle. Does this mean the oil had gone bad or is this just fat deposits from sitting so long? There is no expiration date on bottle.

Sent by Kathy

Editor: The best way to tell if the oil has gone bad is to smell it. If it smells rancid or otherwise unappealing, then it is best to toss the bottle and buy a new one.

Readers, what do you think? Anyone have a guess about those white beads inside the bottle?

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