Keeping Olive Oil exposed to heat and light can make Olive Oil rancid which can spoil the antioxidant properties which is contained in the oil.
Always buy Olive Oil which is sold in dark tinted containers or bottles.
Always buy the Olive Oil from the store which keeps Olive Oil in their shelves which is closest to the floor and away from sunlight and fluorescent lights.
Store the Olive Oil at you home in a dark cool cupboard.
For usage you can pour some Olive Oil from the bottle into a small container and keep the bottle in the refrigerator.
Keeping Olive Oil exposed to air will also spoil fragile antioxidants in it, so you will have to be careful and avoid maximum exposure to air.
Types of Olive Oil
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Extra Virgin Olive Oil is made up from first squeeze of the olives which contains light flavor and are rich in antioxidants.
- Fine Virgin (Refined) Olive Oil: Fine Virgin Olive Oil is made up from chemicals, which are used to obtain the oil instead of squeezing.