How should olive oil be stored?
Q. How should olive oil be stored?
A. We already learned that heat can ruin and oxidize oils like olive oil when used at too high of a temperature. This is why it is recommended to use olive oil for cold uses or very low heat cooking. One thing to consider when purchasing olive oil or using it at a restaurant, is what kind of bottle is it in? Is it in a clear jar, dark green glass, or metal tin? You want to choose olive oil that is in a dark container because light is being kept out of it-because that light can damage the oil.
At home, you don’t want to store olive oil next to your stove. Even if you’re using it here and there for lower heat cooking or for a marinade, you want to keep it away from the heat, in a cabinet, to avoid the oil from going rancid.