I am running low on my first container of Olive Oil and I will be ordering my next bigger container soon.
The bigger container is a gallon jug of the stuff. Bulk is cheaper.
I know that Olive Oil can go rancid if not stored properly. From what I was reading the optimum temp for olive oil is 57 degrees. You should not store olive oil over 70 degrees for extended periods of time as it can go rancid. Or at least that is what I have read.
I am kind of a cheap skate and I keep my house around 74 - 76 degrees all the time in the summer, so I am now concerned that my olive oil will go bad before I have a chance to consume it. Based on my current formula a gallon jug will last 84 days.
Has anyone tried storing their olive oil in the refrigerator? From what I have been reading it doesn’t have any adverse side effects to the nutritional component, but it can affect taste and consistency. I am thinking of storing the gallon container in the refrigerator and just filling an olive oil dispenser bottle every 2 weeks.
That one would last me 16’ish days. So I would pull out the olive oil the night before and let it return to it’s oily consistency, refill the dispenser and call it good for a couple of weeks.
Do you have any other suggestions?