myths and facts storage of olive oil

Myth - The maintenance of olive oil in the refrigerator and/or freezer guarantees the avoidance of oxidation.

Fact - The process of oxidation in olive oil is an uninterrupted process that is not inhibited under any maintenance conditions. Maintenance in the refrigerator and/or freezer crystallizes olive oil while its subsequent return to room temperature, creates a shock to the olive oil due to the sudden temperature change, thus accelerating its oxidation.