Olive oil has a delicate and delicious flavor, and is considered one of the healthier options among oils due to its high content of monounsaturated fats, antioxidants, and other beneficial compounds.
Yes, olive oil can go bad if it is not stored properly. After long periods of time, or due to olive oil not being stored properly it can develop off-flavors and become rancid.
Olive oil can also be affected by light, heat, and moisture. Exposure to these elements can cause the oil to degrade more quickly, which can also lead to a loss of flavor and quality.
To ensure that your olive oil stays fresh and flavorful for as long as possible, it is important to store it properly. Here are some tips for storing olive oil:
Keep it in a dark, cool place. Olive oil should be stored in a dark, cool place away from light and heat. This can help to prevent the oil from oxidizing and breaking down too quickly. A pantry or cupboard is a good option.
Keep it in an airtight container. To prevent oxygen from getting into the oil and causing it to oxidize, it is important to keep olive oil in an airtight container. This can be a dark-colored glass bottle or a metal container with a tight-fitting lid. Our olive oils come packaged in a beautiful opaque bottle to keep your olive oil safe from light and moisture.
Use it within 6 months to 1 year. In general, it is best to use olive oil within 6 months to 1 year of the purchase date, depending on the storage conditions and the quality of the oil.
If you are unsure about the freshness of your olive oil, you can do a taste test to see if it has gone bad. Rancid olive oil will have a sharp, bitter taste and may have a slightly off smell. If you notice these signs, it is best to discard the oil and purchase a fresh bottle.
Olive oil is a delicious and healthy oil that can add flavor and nutrition to your cooking. To ensure that it stays fresh and flavorful, it is important to store it properly and use it within the recommended time frame. With these tips in mind, you can enjoy the benefits of olive oil in your cooking for months to come.