03 Jan

How to Store Olive Oil

The two biggest enemies of olive oil are sunlight and oxidation. The oil loses its flavor and begins to go rancid. Good olive oil usually comes in a dark bottle to protect the oil from the sun’s rays. If you keep it in a cool, dark place and always keep the cork or screwtop on tightly, the oil should keep for up to a year.

If you prefer keeping your oil in the fridge, you may notice a separation of particles in the bottle. Don’t be alarmed. Just allow it to warm to room temperature before using.

If you make herb-infused oils, be careful not to store them for more than a week. The water content in herbs and garlic will help promote bacteria buildup in the oil, which can eventually lead to botulism.

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