I just poured out my Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive oil that has been opened but not expired and doesn't taste/smell rancid and there are tiny black (smaller than pepper) specks floating in the Oil. Any Idea what this is??? Help please!
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interesting... Could be bug eggs, could also be flecks of dust that fell into the bottle when opened. If it doesn't smell bad or taste bad, maybe pour it through a coffee filter to get rid of the specks. BUT there are others on the forum that would advocate immediately throwing it away. A picture perhaps might help?
BUG EGGS? OH MY! I'm so sad. I poured it over my roasted peppers and my fresh mozzarella before I noticed it!
not saying it is at all, even if it were an insect egg, the oil isn't an environment for them to hatch. I was just thinking that it might be if (and it's a rather big if) they were laid somewhere on the surface of the bottle, like the lip of it or something then got mixed with the oil... I am purely venturing a guess here. Not trying to gross you out. As i said, if it doesn't smell/taste bad/otherwise seems okay, I'd have no qualms about straining it through a coffee filter and using it, but that is totally up to you.
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