Every week we will be posting anonymous questions from our customers. Everything from correct dosage, to our farming methods, and much more.
Is the olive oil bottle of your new product “100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil” darkened to protect the oil? It looks like clear glass in the picture.
Yes, the bottle is clear glass. In fact it is the clearest glass that we could order. (We have since changed to an upgraded bottle.)
The green tinting that you are referring to in some of the olive oil bottles in the market is not sufficient to stop the sunlight from getting through. It has no effect on protecting the oil. However it does help create the illusion of showing a better green color for those olive oils that may be blended with vegetable oil or are not really “extra virgin”. This is purely a marketing gimmick.
Real 100% pure Extra Virgin Olive Oil is itself a very strong antioxidant and can protect itself for a couple of years against breakdown due to sunlight. It is of course advisable to store your olive oil in a cool, dry place, preferably inside you kitchen cabinet. The only better way to protect the olive oil from light is to package it inside a metal container. However that runs the risk of leaching of the coatings into the oil and affecting the oil’s purity and taste.
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