Thursday, December 10, 2009
A Comment on Olive Oil Longevity
This comes from leading international food entrepreneur, Liz Tagami.
I agree that 12-18 months is preferred when considering the age of an olive oil. The challenge is that retailers will not unload old oil. For most major retailers, the 2009 harvest will not appear on their shelves until late summer or fall. This is a bad strategy on the part of retailers, which does not serve the best interest of the consumer.
This discussion is about an unopened bottle. Once the bottle is opened, it should be consumed within 30-60 days.