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Store Olive Oil In Fridge

To keep your bottled olive oil from going rancid, in your kitchen cabinet, some folks prefer to refrigerate it. But first, pour the olive oil into a bowl with a lid or small storage container with a lid to scoop out the amount you'd need in food preparations. Start out with a tiny scoop, if more is needed, then it can be gotten easily than trying to melt down a whole bottle of olive oil. (mind you, folks back home, down South, for years have done this with bacon fat).


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April 22, 20080 found this helpful

Olive oil will keep for several years with out refrigeration.

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April 22, 20080 found this helpful

Actually olive oil will NOT keep for years!!!

Different cooking oils stay fresh for different amounts of time, but you must treat them all well. They should be tightly covered and stored in the dark away from the heat (especially not in that handy cupboard over the stove). The less access they have to the air, the fresher they will stay. Refrigeration benefits most oils.

If unopened, peanut oil and corn oil and other vegetable oils will keep for at least a year. Once opened, theyre good for four to six months. But peanut oil, like olive oil, which is high in monounsaturates, benefits more from storage in the refrigerator. Olive oil will keep for about 6 months in the cool, dark pantry, but up to a year in the refrigerator. It may become cloudy and thicken up in the cold, in which case, letting it warm to room temperature will restore its pouring capacity. Walnut oil and sesame oil are delicate and inclined toward turning rancid. Kept in the refrigerator, they will stay fresh for two to four months.

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April 23, 20080 found this helpful

Lifespan can be as little as 3 months for an unfiltered late harvest olive bottled in clear glass and sold off a supermarket shelf above hot deli foods which is then stored by the consumer in bright light on a hot stovetop with the cap unscrewed. It can be as much as 3-4 years for an early harvest, high polyphenol containing olive variety which has been filtered then packaged in a well sealed tin or dark bottle then stored in a cool dark place by the grocer and consumer.

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May 11, 20080 found this helpful

Olive oil should never be stored in the fridge--it will ruin the structure of the oil. Extra virgin olive oil will last months. I know, I have worked with olive oil in Sicily.


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