Tunisian extra virgin olive oil is a true staple in kitchens across the globe, for the way it naturally retains moisture in most foods, making room for other ingredients to shine.
With its numerous health benefits and robust olive flavor, it’s no wonder extra virgin olive oil has been getting extra attention. It is a treasure to keep, but only if you take good care of it !
Proper storage is key to keeping your olive oil at their best, and here are three easy steps to succeed it :
- Keep your olive oil away from any source of heat or flame, including the sun and overheated machines, such as ovens or hot grills.
A refrigerator is not a good place either for an extra virgin because it is too cold, but a cabinet can work fine !
- Make sure you seal tightly by putting the cap on tight, or securing it with a piece of tape. The bottle should be airtight and watertight.
- Store your olive oil in a dark cupboard until its next use to prevent exposure, because light can damage it !
So for perfect storage, extra virgin olive oil needs to be in a cool and dark place. It should never be heated or chilled and it should stay in the bottle and not somewhere air can get in.
And finally freshness is key ! The fresher the olive oil, the better … You'll get the best quality and flavor from your olive oil if you use it within one year of purchase.