It’s a staple in many kitchens, but where you store your olive oil could be causing it to go off.
In fact, keeping it next to (or near) your stove could cause the flavour to change.
According to Good Housekeeping olive oil that is kept in warm, well-lit places could develop a "mustier" flavour. Instead, find a cool, dark place to store your oil while you aren’t using it - and make sure the lid is screwed on tightly.
How long does olive oil last?
Another common misconception is that olive lasts a long time.
This isn't the case. Once opened a bottle of olive oil should be used in a couple of months. An unopened bottle, however, can last up to two years - as long as it's stored correctly.
This article was originally published on Better Homes And Gardens