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How should I store olive oil after opening?

Marisa Moore
Nutrition & Dietetics
Olive oil is one of the more fragile oils and tends to go rancid faster than some of the other vegetable oils. To prolong the life of your olive oil, select oils that have been bottled in tinted bottles, which helps reduce its exposure to light. Once open, tightly screw on the top and store the bottle in in a cool, dark place in your home. Be careful not to put it next to the stove or other places that may heat up.

Following these simple storage tips can help extend the life of your olive oil for up to 6 months.

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