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Old 09-27-2010, 04:44 PM   #1
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does any one have the ans to what is the shelflife of olive oil , corn oil and the othetr oils used for cooking.
what is your pick for long turm storage



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depends on a lot of things:
type of container,
type of oil,
temperature of storage

vacuum sealed jars & metal cans are probably the best



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Glass or metal are better BY FAR than plastic bottles.
A dark, cool place with a steady temperatures, such as a basement or root cellar. A storage shed or garage can vary between daytime and nighttime temperatures, and the continual up and down of warm and cold is hard on any food.
A good grade of olive oil in a thick, dark (usually green) bottle in a dark, cool place will outlast most oils.
But you can get some pretty good shelf life with the proper container in the proper type of storage area.
If you must buy the oil in plastic bottles, you can re-can them in glass jars.

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Coconut oil is my choice.

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Duh! *slaps forehead* Jerry, you're right! Coconut oil can be stored at room temperature and doesn't easily go rancid! It thickens like shortening but is actually an exellent cooking oil! And it stores well in plastic too! I buy it in one-gallon buckets! Thanks, Jerry!

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Duh! *slaps forehead* Jerry, you're right! Coconut oil can be stored at room temperature and doesn't easily go rancid! It thickens like shortening but is actually an exellent cooking oil! And it stores well in plastic too! I buy it in one-gallon buckets! Thanks, Jerry!
unless one is allergic, of course...
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We never used coconut nut oil, but it sounds like we should.

Does it leave any sort of unwanted flavor on things like french fries or pop corn like olive oil does? Is it one of the "healthy" oils?


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We never used coconut nut oil, but it sounds like we should.

Does it leave any sort of unwanted flavor on things like french fries or pop corn like olive oil does? Is it one of the "healthy" oils?
No, It doesn't smell or taste like coconut, interestingly enough. Not REAL coconut oil, anyway. It's very heat-stable, so it's good for frying.

The movie theater in the town near us uses it for their popcorn. Wonderful popcorn, I might add. I use it in pie crusts and bread and other stuff.

Medicinally it's anti-fungal. We keep a separate jar of it, and my husband uses it for his feet when he needs to. I've also used it as a 'healthy' substitute for sunscreen.
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Apparently you can freeze metal cans of olive oil and the shelf life doesn't kick in until it is thawed.


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does any one have the ans to what is the shelflife of olive oil , corn oil and the othetr oils used for cooking.
what is your pick for long turm storage
I have actually looked into producing my own oils, and since you can burn olive oil as fuel in oil lamps, that was one of my research projects.

I reacall that you can store olive oil (if canned properly) UNOPENED for up to two years in a cool, dark place (like a root cellar). If you make your own, then use the open bottles within a few weeks (month max). If it is extra virgin oil, then dont refrigerate it. Store oil can be stroed for up to a year opened (dark place)... the thing with oil is that light, air, and heat break down the components of it and ruin the flavors and nutritional value. The flavor usually keeps a good 3-4 months after pressed, then starts degrading from there (degrading means that it gets more acidic in this case, and the taste becomes bitter or rancid).


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