Hello everyone! Does olive oil go bad? This is a question that many consumers are surely asking and that we will clarify in the next mini post.
Expired olive oil and best before date
We can firmly affirm that olive oil does not have an expiration date, it is always edible. However, being a natural product, from an approximate date it loses certain properties as valued as aroma and flavor. Also, this date is known as the
Thus, the consumer will not see their health harmed by taking olive oil once the best before date has passed. Although you will not enjoy a juice with all the properties with which it was packaged, olive oil does not expire and you can use it.
Does olive oil go bad? oxidation
And why does olive oil lose its properties over time? The reason for this deterioration in its organoleptic properties is due to
Olive oil stability
Also, depending on the variety of olive that has been used to produce the oil, oxidation will be more or less pronounced. It is what we know for the
A clear example of olive oil with great stability is that produced from the picual olive variety. Thanks to its high content of
Filtered or unfiltered
In addition, it is also important to know whether or not the olive oil has been filtered before packaging. The difference is important since an unfiltered olive oil loses its properties before a filtered one since impurities and humidity remain in it, which accelerate its oxidation. It is the well-known “
I hope you have resolved any questions about it in this mini article. If not, please let me know in the comments. See you in the next post! 😉