The best way to preserve olive oil
in order to preserve our extra virgin olive oil in the best possible way at home, we have to pay attention to some things. Below we will illustrate the best practices to use to store oil.
The first factor to consider is the temperature, the optimal temperature of oil storage is between 10 and 20 degrees.
The second element is the light, it accelerates the oxidative processes of the oil.
The third factor is the air, the oil should not be in contact with the air because the oxygen in the atmosphere makes the oil oxidize.
Another thing to control is the smell, the oil is a fat that absorbs all the nearby smells.
Once we understand the factors that lead to the oil degradation, we can identify some rules to keep in the best wasy this liquid gold. First of all it is necessary to find the right place to store it, the place must be dark and cool, away from heat sources and bad smells, a cellar for example would be excellent. We will have to take care to close the storage container well so that no air filters inside.
The use of plastic or transparent glass cruets, even though they may be more comfortable to use, is not recommended except for short periods. We therefore recommend the use of a dark glass bottles such as ours or in case you buy cans, to use stainless steel oil bottles with hermetic closure.
By following these measures, we are able to maintain the organoleptic and sensory qualities for a long time, even 3 or 4 years.