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olive oil degradation

Tee crenshaw | Jan 13, 2004 08:57 AM

My wife gave me a clear glass set of bottles for my olive oil(s) as she is weary of them sitting on the kitchen table. However, I am afraid to put my best oils in them for fear of them degrading. I use the oil several times a week but it would take me months to use a whole bottle. Our kitchen is on the east side of our home and gets great morning light. I know that most all my bottles are dark colored or foil wrapped and I assume this is to protect the oil. Im I correct to assume that exposure to sunlight will damage my oil over time?
I can always use the bottles for some of my sherry or balsamic vinegars, I suppose.
Can anyone affirm my concers, or possibly assuage my fear?
Thanks.

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