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Old 02-06-2013, 07:13 PM   #1
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Coconut Oil

Sorry if this isn't in the right section. I have a recipe for the hard shell topping that you put on ice cream that Im going to try and brought a jar of coconut oil, but it doesn't say how to store it. Does it have to be stored in refridge or can it be just stored in pantry. thanks

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Old 02-06-2013, 07:43 PM   #2
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Pantry ~ during the summer months mine turns into liquid, or close to it, and during the winter months it stays solid but still very scoop-able.
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Sorry if this isn't in the right section. I have a recipe for the hard shell topping that you put on ice cream that Im going to try and brought a jar of coconut oil, but it doesn't say how to store it. Does it have to be stored in refridge or can it be just stored in pantry. thanks
Of you aren't going to use it much, store it in the fridge. That will make it go rancid more slowly.
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No where on either of my coconut oil containers (one refined, one not) does it state to store it in the refrigerator. An opened container has a 2-year+ shelf.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:15 AM   #5
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Thanks all,
By the way, made the hard shell topping, hubbie loved it. certainly cheaper then buy it. quick to make to

Hard shell topping
1 cup of semi sweet chips
2 tbl coconut oil
melted them together, let cool to room temp and pour over ice cream.
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No where on either of my coconut oil containers (one refined, one not) does it state to store it in the refrigerator. An opened container has a 2-year+ shelf.
All vegetable oil goes rancid after opening. You can slow that process by refrigeration.

This is true for any type of oil.
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I'll stick with what the experts recommend: store at room temp where it's good for 2+ years.
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:05 PM   #8
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Use the coconut oil in other projects to use it up faster. Coconut oil is what we use to pop corn. I've been using from the same jar for just over two years and mine is fine. I store it in the pantry (dark and cool).
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Apparently it also makes great hair conditioner and hand/body lotion! Gonna get me some coconut oil. What I've read is that it has a very long shelf life, more so than other oils, and you will know if it turns rancid, as it tastes totally inedible at that point.
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Apparently it also makes great hair conditioner and hand/body lotion! Gonna get me some coconut oil. What I've read is that it has a very long shelf life, more so than other oils, and you will know if it turns rancid, as it tastes totally inedible at that point.
Lots of suntan/sunscreen products use coconut oil Dawg. I've always hated the smell of that stuff on my skin but it makes me thirsty for a Pina Colada.
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