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Old 01-20-2007, 06:11 PM   #1
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Does sesame oil need refrigeration?

I have never bought it before, and just used it for the first time tonight. Thanks!
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Old 01-20-2007, 06:25 PM   #2
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no, if the lable doesn't specifically tell you to refridgerate it then it does not need to. Oils in general are never kept in the fridge.
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Old 01-20-2007, 11:23 PM   #3
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Old 01-21-2007, 05:32 AM   #4
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I keep all my cold pressed oils in the fridge. Is that wrong?
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I don't think there is anything wrong with it....just not neccessary.
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Old 01-21-2007, 05:52 AM   #6
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no, if the lable doesn't specifically tell you to refridgerate it then it does not need to. Oils in general are never kept in the fridge.

I've always been under the following impression






Should I refrigerate my Spectrum Essentials Oils?
All Spectrum Essentials Oils should be refrigerated to maintain and preserve the integrity of the oils. Light, heat and oxygen are all elements that gradually degrade the quality and nutritive content of the oils. That's why most Spectrum Essentials products are found in dark, argon-flushed bottles in the refrigerated section.




Should I refrigerate my Spectrum Naturals Oils? What is the best way to store them?
Refrigeration is not required for our oils, but it does keep them fresher for a longer period of time. We recommend refrigeration for all of Spectrum's culinary oils with the exception of our Coconut Oil, which is very stable due to the amount of saturated fat in the oil.

Frequent Use: If you use the oil frequently and will go through it quickly—-within two months for example—it's fine to leave it in in a cool, dark place. Once opened, its best to consume within 60 days.

Extended Storage: if you plan on using your oil infrequently, you may want to consider refrigerating it to extend its freshness and shelf life. Please note that many oils with a high monounsaturated fat content, such as olive oil, will partially solidify if refrigerated. This does not harm the oil, but it does make it inconvenient. To re-liquefy, simply allow the oil to return to room temperature.

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Proper storage is important in maintaining the integrity of the oils. Heat, oxygen, and light are the most common damaging elements for oils. The more natural an oil, the more protection it needs. Spectrum Culinary Oils are properly sealed in glass bottles, without oxygen trapped at the top (oxygen initiates deterioration), and are quite stable until opened. Breaking the seal lets in atmospheric oxygen which begins breaking down the oil. You can slow this process dramatically by refrigerating your oils once you've opened them.

To ideally safeguard the nutritive value and longevity of your oils, keep them in a cool (40° F to 72° F), dark cupboard until opening, and then store them in your refrigerator. Storage under these conditions provides a shelf life of 10-14 months for unrefined oils, and 14-20 months for refined oils.

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Old 01-21-2007, 06:04 AM   #7
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Should I refrigerate my Spectrum Naturals Oils? What is the best way to store them?
Refrigeration is not required for our oils, but it does keep them fresher for a longer period of time.
I just looked at 4 bottles of different types of oil that I have in my pantry and none say refridgerate after opening. I guess its personal preference.
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Old 01-21-2007, 06:12 AM   #8
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I just looked at 4 bottles of different types of oil that I have in my pantry and none say refridgerate after opening. I guess its personal preference.
You're too funny!

I'm talking about cold pressed oils, which keep better, longer, when refrigerated. That is all.
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I've found that sesame oil goes rancid if not kept in the refrigerator.
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Old 01-21-2007, 07:36 AM   #10
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OK, then, into the fridge it goes!!
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I agree, you don't have to keep them refrigerated BUT, they will keep fresher longer if you do. All oils have a shelf life; coconut 2 years, hemp 6 months. I even keep my more spendy, less used oils frozen.

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Old 01-21-2007, 08:25 AM   #12
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I've found that sesame oil goes rancid if not kept in the refrigerator.
same here, and olive oil too. I don't use these oils enough before they go rancid, so in the frig they go now. I had to throw out a very pricy extra virgin olive oil once because i didn't keep it in the frig.
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