Light olive oil refers to the light color and milder flavor - it is not lower in fat. 'Light' olive oils also have a higher smoke point, so they may be used for high heat sauteing or frying.
- Light olive oils have the same calories as other olive oils, about 120 calories per tablespoon. There is no official definition for 'light' olive oils.
- Virgin Olive Oils are best used in uncooked foods, such as marinades and salad dressings. Pure olive oils may be used for sauteing and frying at medium heat.
- Store olive oil in a cool dark place for up to 6 months, or refrigerated for up to one year. Refrigerated olive oil will become thick and cloudy, but will return to normal at room temperature.