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Why can olive oil "burn" the back of your throat?

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Question: 

I recently bought some olive oil from Sam's club and when I tasted it the flavor was fine and fruity, but I got a burning sensation in the back of my throat. Never happened with other olive oils. Is this oil dangerous or spoiled, or just a normal variant?

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The Olive Oil Source
Answer: 

Bitterness and a burning are considered desirable traits and a sign of a good oil. As the oil ages over the next 6 months some of the burn will mellow out. So this is usually a sign of a fresher oil. You are probably used to a refined oil that is bland and has been on the shelf for awhile.

Date: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2006

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