Thanks again Don!! Can't wait to try this olive oil. It is so highly regarded.
Yogurt is made from simple, fresh ingredients and is best consumed shortly after packaging. Likewise, extra virgin olive oil is made from one fresh ingredient, and is best consumed shortly after bottling. Of course, yogurt and olive oil are vastly different types of food, but the sentiment remains true: the fresher the olive oil, the better the taste.
Olive oil is a perishable product. Unlike wine, extra virgin olive oil does not get better with age. So how long does olive oil last?
Foods that have fats or oils in them can go rancid, or stale. Foods that have gone rancid have a "rank smell or taste usually due to chemical change or decomposition," according to Vocabulary. EVOO comes from the first press of olives.
One ingredient cooks always need: olive oil. Even hair and skin care can benefit when olive oil is added to a daily beauty routine. With its abundant uses, you might want to stock up on a few high-quality bottleswhich also begs the question does olive oil ever go bad?
Olive oil The cold process applied by Can Solivera - following a medieval recipe Ideal for rubbing the balsam onto your dry skin before rinsing it off
Because of olive oil's high monounsaturated fat content, it can be stored longer than most other oils -- as long as it's stored properly. Oils are fragile and need to be treated gently to preserve their healthful properties and to keep them from becoming a health hazard full of free radicals. When choosing your storage location, remember that heat, air, and light are the enemies of oil.
And how do you store olive oil so it stays fresh? There are plenty of reasons to keep a bottle of olive oil in your pantry at all times. It's a super versatile oil, good for both cooking food and as an ingredient itself.