How long does Flaxseed Oil last

Date Posted:11 June 2024 

Flaxseed Oil has a shorter shelf life compared to some other oils, mainly due to its high content of polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are more prone to oxidation.

Due to the careful and quality production methods at Stoney Creek Oil, our flaxseed oil can last up to 2 years if it remains sealed, unopened and stored in a cool, dark place. If unopened, you can also store our flaxseed oil in the freezer for up to 5 years. Many customers purchase flaxseed oil in a carton of 12, store them in the freezer and take them out as they are needed.

Once opened, flaxseed oil is more susceptible to oxidation. It's generally recommended to use it within 1 to 2 months after opening for optimal freshness.

When flaxseed oil expires, it's called "rancid." If not sure it's always a good idea to perform a sensory evaluation by checking the smell and taste. Rancid flaxseed oil will smell very strong and be extremely bitter to taste, but is not dangerous to ingest. However, it is not recommended to continue to consume rancid flaxseed oil.

Read about out How to best store Flaxseed Oil.