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Old 12-31-2009, 05:09 PM   #1
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Sesame oil, refrigerate or not

This is a pretty nice bottle of Kame brand. If I recall correctly, refrigeration seemed to separate the oils from the water or something. However I found an unopened bottle in my friends fridge that they didnt want. It did not appear to be in any danger of separating like that

So what the verdict on sesame oil? Fridge or no?

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Old 12-31-2009, 06:36 PM   #2
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Old 12-31-2009, 07:08 PM   #3
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I've never had too.
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Old 01-01-2010, 06:43 PM   #4
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I would store as you would most if not all oils.In a cool dark place.
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Old 01-01-2010, 11:55 PM   #5
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I never fridge any oils.
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Old 01-02-2010, 12:15 AM   #6
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I dont know why, but I always have , with no ill affects, other than it gets a little more viscous with the cold, so u need to bring it to room temp ( or at least a little warmer) when u plan on using it.
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Old 01-02-2010, 10:14 AM   #7
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I dont know why, but I always have , with no ill affects, other than it gets a little more viscous with the cold, so u need to bring it to room temp ( or at least a little warmer) when u plan on using it.
Yup. There's no harm in it, just no necessary.
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Old 01-08-2010, 01:07 AM   #8
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I don't refrigerate oils, either. Some do get thicker when cold (I have a pantry that is very cold in the winter and cool in the summer), so agree that if you do store in the fridge, take them out and let get to room temp so they're easier to pour. Never had an oil "separate", maybe that's a product of refrigeration? At any rate, I'd buy the smallest amount rather than keep it longer if you don't use it much.
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Old 01-08-2010, 08:02 AM   #9
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I don't refrigerate oils or vinegars - just a matter of convenience with a dash of ignorance.
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Old 01-08-2010, 11:33 AM   #10
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i also refrigerate sesame oil, no problem...if it gets thicker, its barely noticeable, and hasnt affected my cooking...it def does not solidify like some others can (ive had olive oil do that)....im nearly certain that any oil will eventually go bad or rancid, but it may take a long time (depending on the oil)....seems that others have success without refrigeration, so unless it will take a while to use it all, it looks like you can go either way

also, there is no water in oil to separate....if there was, you have something besides pure oil, and it would prob separate without the cold, anyway
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