03 Jun

Storing Olive Oil To Keep The Taste And Flavor Perfect

Olive oil is essentially a fruit juice and it can go off, or turn rancid if not stored properly. In the heat of summer, especially if you live in a hot country, this can be difficult. But there are a few tips and tricks you can use to help.

Olive oil doesn’t do too well refridgerated, so it’s best to keep the oil cool by whatever other means you can. Try to prevent the oil going above a temperature of around 25 degrees Celsius by storing it in the coolest place you can find. Or of you use air conditioning, this shouldn’t be a problem.

Buying your oil in smaller containers helps too. It’s the air, light and heat that makes it turn rancid, so keeping down on all of these will help too. The ideal temperature for storing olive oil is about 14 degrees Celsius, which is 57 degrees Fahrenheit. Of course, consuming your olive oil in great quantities will mean that no one container will have time to turn rancid before you finish it. That’s one way to do it!

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