Does Olive Oil Go Bad?

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Obi Obadike

Obi Obadike

Celebrity Fitness & Nutrition Expert, CFT, SFN, M.S. Founder & CEO – Ethical Inc.
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Does olive oil go bad? Olive oil can last up to 18 to 24 months from the time it was manufactured and bottled. The best place to store olive oil is in a cool storage place like a pantry, refrigerator, cabinet, etc. Virgin olive oils are less processed and can last from 12 to 18 months. If you use olive oil beyond the expiration of timelines it can be bitter and potentially taste bad. And that is an indication you probably shouldn’t use it.

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Olive oil has a tremendous amount of health benefits, and it contains a lot of potent antioxidant properties.

One tablespoon of olive oil contains the following nutrients:

  • Calories- 119
  • Saturated Fat- 14% of total calories
  • Monounsaturated Fat- 73% of total calories
  • Polyunsaturated Fat- 11% of total calories
  • Vitamin E- 13% of the Daily Value
  • Vitamin K- 7% of the Daily Value

Olive oil has great antioxidants, and those compounds can help relieve inflammation and reduce chronic diseases. Extra virgin oil is loaded with a good amount of monounsaturated fatty acids. Research studies show that monounsaturated fatty acids can help promote a healthy heart and reduce the risk of heart disease.

If you add extra virgin oil in your food or salad it does contain more Vitamin E and Vitamin K in each serving. Vitamin K is a vital nutrient that can help with blood clotting, bone health, heart health, etc.

Research studies have shown that olive oil consumption is tied to:

  • lower blood pressure,
  • reduction of inflammation,
  • manage blood clotting, reduction of bad cholesterol levels, improving blood vessel health.

Studies have also shown that people that live in Mediterranean countries have a lower risk of cancer due to the consumption of olive oil.

The Bottom Line is that olive oil can go bad if the expiration of the  bottled olive oil goes past 24 months.

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