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    Quick question: Can or should I refrigerate my coconut oil? I ask because I am currently not and I opened it today and it's liquid. As it is 99% saturated fat that shouldn't be the case. However, the bottle says store in a cool, dry place and the fridge is not that. Does it matter?
    Strength and Honor

  • #2
    I don't refrigerate mine. Because the melting temp is 76 deg F, it is liquid in summer and solid in winter.

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    • #3
      Coconut oil is liquid at about 76 F. I keep mine out of the fridge with no problems: it acts like a natural weather indicator. :-)
      Started PB late 2008, lost 50 lbs by late 2009. Have been plateaued, but that thing may just be biting the dust: more on that later.

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      • #4
        Mine's not in the fridge
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        • #5
          I must keep my apartment pretty cool, because mine has never been liquid yet!

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          • #6
            Going from solid to liquid does not hurt your oil. Some coconut oils do need to be babied a bit(ie virgin organic something that I never found) apparently, but all the ones I've had did fine going back and forth.
            Guess it just means you need to turn on the ac
            Calm the f**k down.

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            • #7
              I've had one brand that was a solid white waxy substance at room temp, while another was a clear liquid at the same temp. Both said 100% coconut oil on the lables.
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              • #8
                Thanks everyone. I actually found some virgin coconut oil so I'm pretty excited about it. I figured it was just dependent on room temperature and I'm sure it will solidify as the weather here in Texas starts to cool. It is true that I had the windows open and the AC off yesterday. Good to know that it doesn't hurt it. Thanks again!
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by tangentrider View Post
                  Coconut oil is liquid at about 76 F. I keep mine out of the fridge with no problems: it acts like a natural weather indicator. :-)
                  Hah hah hah, now that is paleo!
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                  • #10
                    One of the big selling points of coconut oil is that it doesn't go rancid, hence doesn't need any refrigeration. Now if only I could get my wife to like the taste....
                    If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ and this (personal fave): http://www.archevore.com/get-started/

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