O&V Olive Oils boast high levels of polyphenols, which are powerful antioxidants.
By incorporating premium extra virgin olive oil into your diet, you can reap the health benefits of these polyphenols, while savouring its unique flavour and versatility in various culinary creations. Proper olive oil storage is crucial to preserve its freshness, flavour, and quality for an extended period.
By following these storage tips, you can preserve the quality and flavour of your olive oil.
Store in a Cool and Dark Place: Olive oil is sensitive to light, heat, and air, which can cause it to deteriorate faster. Store your olive oil in a cool, dark cupboard or pantry away from direct sunlight, stovetops, and other sources of heat.
Use a Dark-Tinted Bottle: If you're transferring olive oil to a different container, choose a dark-tinted glass bottle or container that can protect it from light exposure. This can help preserve the oil's taste and nutrients.
Seal Tightly: Always make sure to seal the bottle or container tightly after each use to prevent air from getting inside and causing oxidation.
Avoid Refrigeration: Refrigeration is not necessary for storing regular olive oil. Cold temperatures can cause the oil to solidify and potentially develop condensation, which can degrade its quality.
Use Within a Reasonable Timeframe: Olive oil has a shelf life of 2 years from production For the best flavour and aroma, try to use the oil within a year of purchase. Extra virgin olive oil, in particular, is best consumed within a few months to a year for optimal taste and health benefits.
Buy in Smaller Quantities: If you don't use olive oil frequently, consider purchasing smaller bottles to ensure you can use it before it starts to lose its quality.
Avoid Bulk Storage: While buying olive oil in bulk may be cost-effective, it's essential to transfer the oil to smaller bottles for daily use to minimize exposure to air and light in the larger container.