When you think about it, olive oil is basically fresh-squeezed juice.
That means it’s perishable and unlike wine, it doesn’t get better with age. The fresher it is, the better it tastes, and the better it is for you! Consuming it regularly not only makes for a healthy diet but also ensures that you’re getting the most out of your bottle of oil.
HOW LONG DOES OLIVE OIL LAST?
Our high quality extra virgin olive oil is best consumed within a year of purchase. (12-18 months of harvest)
HOW TO STORE OLIVE OIL CORRECTLY
The four main things that affect the quality of your olive oil are time, heat, light, oxygen.
Like we mentioned above, a good olive oil should be consumed within a year. Don’t save your olive oil for a special occasion, enjoy it immediately – it will taste better!
Ideal storing temperature is 60-72°F. Warmer storing temperatures can lead to a bad tasting olive oil.
Olive oil should be stored in a dark glass bottle away from direct sunlight. Extended light exposure can reduce the amount of antioxidants in your olive oil which reduces the overall health benefits you could be receiving.
Keep your bottle of olive oil completely sealed when you’re not using it. Oxidation occurs when the oil is exposed to too much oxygen. Exposure to oxygen causes a significant loss in its sensory properties. Make sure your oil is completely sealed when youre’ not using it to ensure freshness.
STORING DO’S AND DONT’S
Do store olive oil in a cupboard or pantry
Don’t store it in the fridge
Do keep it completely sealed when not in use
Don’t keep olive oil close to heat or in direct sunlight
Do use it within a year