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    Is it safe to eat coconut oil out of a plastic container

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    Trying to decide if it's worth it to buy coconut oil in a plastic container versus a glass container. Coconut oil sold in plastic containers cost less...

    Also, have you found it cheaper to buy coconut oil on-line? I haven't....surprised by this...by the time you include the shipping cost there is not any difference in price.

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    I get a big 60-ounce (or so) plastic tub of unrefined coconut oil off of Amazon every month. Beats buying it at Whole Foods.

    http://www.amazon.com/Nutiva-Organic...7149816&sr=8-2

    Great stuff. I wouldn't worry about the plastic. Just don't heat it up.

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    Thanks. I bought the same brand and size last summer. By November I noticed the oil had turned a slight yellow color at the bottom of the container. Have you had this happen to your coconut oil? I go through a 54 oz. conatiner in 6 months.

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    That may not actually be cause for alarm. Many less refined coconut oils have a brownish-yellow component that tends to form a sediment near the bottom, especially when they naturally melt and recrystallize as the temperature fluctuates. This happens to my high-quality coconut oil which is in a glass jar as well.
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    Good to know. What brand do you buy?

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    Tropical Traditions. Pro-tip: wait until it goes on sale since they do a 2-for-1 special every two or three months.
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    Went to the Tropical Traditions website. Which coconut oil do you prefer (gold or green)? Ever purchase the coconut creme?

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    I buy whichever one is on sale. I seem to recall that they're both quite a bit stronger tasting than any coconut oil I had previously tasted, but I got accustomed to it pretty quickly. I have bought the coconut creme and it was decent but not what I expected. Mine separated quite quickly into a top layer of coconut oil and a bottom layer of crumbly coconut super-flavor. I ate the coconut oil and now crumble the nommy mealy bits onto desserts.
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    Molecular Grokologist, thanks for the info!

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    Tropical Traditions has free shipping right now; ends at midnight tonight.

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