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Old 06-30-2011, 06:27 PM   #1
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Do you store your coconut oil in the fridge in the summer?

It says right on the jar that it doesn't need to be refrigerated, but it also says that it melts at 76 degrees. I'm pretty sure it gets that warm, or warmer, in my kitchen on hot summer days.

Do you refrigerate yours? I don't want it to spoil!
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:29 PM   #2
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No, I don't store it in the refrigerator. When it melts it's like any other liquid shortening. No problem.
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:30 PM   #3
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At our house, we refer to it as the indoor thermometer.
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:36 PM   #4
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LOL...that's funny!!

Thanks, Ron. Just didn't want it to go rancid or anything.
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:46 PM   #5
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can anyone tell me the health benefitsof coconut oil?
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:58 PM   #6
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I just put it in a bottle instead of the jar.
Soy sauce bottle works great as a dispenser.
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Old 07-01-2011, 06:46 AM   #7
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I don't keep mine in the fridge either.
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Old 07-01-2011, 06:54 AM   #8
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It says right on the jar that it doesn't need to be refrigerated, but it also says that it melts at 76 degrees. I'm pretty sure it gets that warm, or warmer, in my kitchen on hot summer days.

Do you refrigerate yours? I don't want it to spoil!
Hi cmd…
Never have refrigerated it.

It is stored in the tropics for yrs in large barrels without cooling or refrigeration. Very hearty oil.

You can put it in the fridge, but I've never had Coconut oil go rancid like olive oil or other oils will if they are not used up in time. I forget what the use-by date is on my current batch of coconut oil, but it's a couple years out at least.


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I do, but only because I find it easier to deal with that way.
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Old 07-01-2011, 07:18 AM   #10
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I do not live with air-conditioning, and it often approaches the mid 80s in our house and no, I never put the coconut oil in the fridge. I like it liquid.

On the other hand, I do store the chocolate coconut bark made with coconut oil in the fridge.

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No, I never put it in the frig,
I look forward to summer when my coconut oil and coconut cream concentrate are easy to pour or spoon out!!

Coconut oil unrefrigerated shelf life is 2-3 years.
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It says right on the jar that it doesn't need to be refrigerated, but it also says that it melts at 76 degrees. I'm pretty sure it gets that warm, or warmer, in my kitchen on hot summer days.

Do you refrigerate yours? I don't want it to spoil!
No need to refrigerate. It will not spoil in the heat. Imagine where they grow--in the heat It sits on my counter top next to the stove.

The only time I put it in the fridge is when we WANT it solid. I use the oil on my skin once I get out of the shower and prefer to use it in its solid form.
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Old 07-01-2011, 03:48 PM   #13
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No, I never put it in the frig,
I look forward to summer when my coconut oil and coconut cream concentrate are easy to pour or spoon out!!

Coconut oil unrefrigerated shelf life is 2-3 years.
Me too Chipping it in the winter time is sooo hard to do. I much prefer the summertime for that very reason. And I love my coconut cream concentrate too
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I bought 2 gallons and it lasted me 4 years...thru Texas summers, stored at 78-82 degrees in summer. No rancidity!
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It says right on the jar that it doesn't need to be refrigerated, but it also says that it melts at 76 degrees. I'm pretty sure it gets that warm, or warmer, in my kitchen on hot summer days.

Do you refrigerate yours? I don't want it to spoil!
I guess I'm the only one then but mine did turn rancid. We live in Florida and high humidity, high heat. Our house is between 78 and 80 degrees. Ever since then we refrigerate it. I prefer it to be a liquid though, so I will take out what I need and let it get room temperature (which therefore means it's melted) before I want to use it.
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I never put coconut oil in the refrigerator. I have used it for over 12 years & never had any spoil - even when I was buying very large containers of it.

I live in Florida and do not use AC & it is always fine. And it is liquid most of the year.
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I also live in Florida and do refrigerate my C/O. I buy a huge container and put some of it into a smaller container that I store on the counter. The rest goes in the fridge.
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Off topic here, totally. But Diamond Deb, how can you live in FL and not use the AC??? Just sayin'.
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I guess I'm the only one then but mine did turn rancid. We live in Florida and high humidity, high heat. Our house is between 78 and 80 degrees. Ever since then we refrigerate it. I prefer it to be a liquid though, so I will take out what I need and let it get room temperature (which therefore means it's melted) before I want to use it.
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I also live in Florida and do refrigerate my C/O. I buy a huge container and put some of it into a smaller container that I store on the counter. The rest goes in the fridge.
Ditto my container turned rancid also . I have used many large containers and this was the first one that when rancid

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Off topic here, totally. But Diamond Deb, how can you live in FL and not use the AC??? Just sayin'.
It is mostly stubbornness.

I live in an old, drafty building & turning the AC on would mean paying to cool the entire town. I am not willing to spent all my money on that. It does get extremely unpleasant. It was 88° in my apartment much of the day today. It rained so I am sure it is a degree or so lower now.
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It is a very stable oil and there is no need to refrigerate it. I always look forward to seeing it turn to liquid. It is a sign of summer!!
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