Food - Drink
How Long Does Olive Oil Last After It's Opened?
By LUCY CLARK
Olive oil is not only popular due to its rich flavor and versatility in the kitchen; it's also packed with healthy monounsaturated fats and antioxidants and is linked to preventing heart disease, strokes, and more. All these benefits shouldn't be wasted, so you should know how long your bottle of olive oil will last after opening.
Once it's been bottled, olive oil is good for 1.5 to 2 years, or 1 to 1.5 years from the olives' harvest date, which is usually printed on the bottle of higher-quality oils. Once the bottle has been opened, the product will start to degrade due to light and oxygen exposure, and each bottle's shelf life depends on its quality.
Opened olive oil generally has a six-month shelf life, but more expensive, minimally-processed oil will lose its flavor much faster, so it is best to buy smaller bottles and use them up within two months. Like with most oils, it is crucial that you store your olive oil in a cool and dark environment to prevent it from going rancid.