Extra Virgin Olive Oil is light, temperature and oxygen sensitive. Exposure can result in the oil becoming rancid. If the quality of the Extra Virgin Olive Oil is good and it is properly stored, shelf life can be up to 2 years. Keep your Vesuvio Extra Virgin Olive oil in a dry, dark, cool place such as a kitchen cupboard. Do not refrigerate!
Save by buying bulk
Buy your Vesuvio Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a bulk tin and save money! Decant as needed into smaller glass bottles for day-to-day use for the table and for cooking. Store your bulk container in the cupboard.
A good Extra Virgin Olive Oil may turn cloudy (white) if it is exposed to very low temperatures. The waxes congeal due to cold, and the solidified white waxes will remain in that form until the oil is exposed to warmer temperatures. This is a true characteristic of a NATURAL AUTHENTIC Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil expands when heated so you need to use less than other cooking oils. 1 teaspoon Vesuvio Extra Virgin Olive Oil = 1 tablespoon cooking oil.
Use for all cooking
As Extra Virgin Olive Oil has a smoking point of 210 ºC it is ideal for all forms of cooking including frying and baking.
For best results for fried and scrambled eggs, heat only a splash of Vesuvio Extra Virgin Olive Oil over a medium heat. The most common mistake made when frying eggs is setting the temperature too high. When water sizzles in the oil, it is time to add the eggs!
Dip not spread
Instead of using butter or margarine, do as the Italians do and dip your fresh bread in Vesuvio Extra Virgin Olive Oil.