Extra Virgin Olive Oil: A Kitchen Staple that Maintains its Exceptional Properties over Time

It’s happened to us all before: we go to the refrigerator or pantry and have to start throwing away condiments, canned food, and other items that have gone bad. Sound familiar? I'm sure it does. What if we told you there is a product you can keep in your kitchen for a long time without losing its great properties?

the refrigerator or pantry

You guessed it: we're talking about olive oil! As we all know, Extra Virgin Olive Oil boasts many health benefits. The antioxidants and healthy fatty acids it contains have been shown to help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and even depression. Aside from the boundless list of health benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oils from Spain, there is another benefit you will love: they never expire. Thanks to the oils' high oleic acid and polyphenol content, Spain produces the most robust and balanced olive oils in the world. With these high quality standards, the oil remains in perfect condition over a longer period of time.

oleic acid and polyphenol

So if Extra Virgin Olive Oil does not expire, then what does the date on the label mean? That is the "Best if Used By" date. The qualities of Extra Virgin Olive Oil evolve over time and it loses some of its properties, flavors, and aromas, but it does not expire. As a result, you can keep using it after this date with full confidence!

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However, if you want to preserve the oil’s exceptional qualities over a longer period of time, it is important to store it correctly. It is very important to keep olive oil away from direct exposure to sunlight, changes in temperature, strong odors, and air currents. The easiest way to preserve olive oil is to keep it in the kitchen pantry so the temperature remains constant and there is no risk of sunlight. And, of course, keep it securely sealed.

Add Olive Oils from Spain to your diet and improve your health. Go ahead, give it a try! Oh! And be sure to try some of our recipes.

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