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How best to store vegetable oil?

I know dark cool place, what about the refrigerator?

asked by Brendanmshea over 4 years ago
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added over 4 years ago

The colder the environment, the slower oxidization occurs. Oxidization = rancidity = free radicals = cancer. Not to mention loss of nutrients and taste. The less saturated the oil, the more this applies. Also, the less refined the oil is, the more potential for damage over time. So, yes, refrigeration is best. How practical or necessary that may be is another question.

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added over 4 years ago

I keep mine in a cool, dark corner of my pantry and have never had a problem. I go through it relatively quickly though- if you're talking long-term storage, you may want to refrigerate. But for at least a few months, I've never had a problem with the pantry storage!

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