Olive oil is full of benefits and is a healthy ingredient that protects against many diseases. But to benefit from this elixir, there are certain rules that needs to be followed. Here are our expert advices how to benefit from the olive oil!
How to store olive oil?
It is advisable to use oil produced in current year. Unfortunately, we can often face with overproduction, so it is possible to end up with an oil produced the year before. It is very important to know not to keep olive oil more than 18 months from the date of manufacturing.
To prevent it rancid, it must be stored in a dry place, away from the air and especially the light. So, it is unthinkable to keep it in a transparent bottle even if it is glass. Instead, opt for a metal can or a bottle made of opaque glass and if you do not have, a glass bottle covered with aluminum foil will do.
If you opened the bottle of olive oil, we advise you to consume it as fast as possible, and be sure to close it well after the use, to preserve its aromas.
Can we cook with olive oil?
Olive oil can be used both raw and for cooking because it is a fairly stable fat for cooking. Moreover it is often used for frying. Indeed, it supports a temperature which can reach 210 ° C, while the average frying temperature is 180 ° C.