Shelf life for all olive oil is a variable that depend on the olive variety used, the ripeness of the olives when pressed, the care taken in processing, filtering, and bottling. It also depends on how it is stored after it arrives to you and the bottle is opened, so it’s hard for us to “guarantee” a specific lifespan. The back label of all Little Angel bottles shows the harvest date which will always be around November of each year. We transport and bottle immediately after harvest and ship by the end of December. So our oil, if cared for, should retain its freshness for up to 2 years after the harvest date shown on the bottle. We recommend that Little Angel should be consumed within 8 to 10 weeks after opened. The fresher the olive oil, the more polyphenols and nutrients present and the healthier you become!
Unlike wine, Unlike wine, extra virgin olive oil does NOT improve with age. As any olive oil gets older, it gradually breaks down, the acidity level begins to rise, and the flavor weakens. Extra virgin olive oil keeps better because it starts with a low acidity level. Little Angel Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil® should ideally be consumed within 18-24 months of the harvest date shown on our label.