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Can u thaw coconut oil?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created January 23, 2012 at 4:44 AM

I put my coconut oil in the fridge thinking i was supposed to because the store had it in a fridge (i guess at a higher temp) i also take flax seed oil and its fine in the fridge. Now its hard. If i leave it out on the counter will it thaw?

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on January 23, 2012
at 11:51 PM

well...technically it is frozen, it just has a freezing point much higher than water.

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on January 23, 2012
at 02:22 PM

Yeah, I've never refridgerated coconut oil.

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on January 23, 2012
at 10:42 AM

umm... can you microwave pure fat? Don't you need water?

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on January 23, 2012
at 10:09 AM

Obviously it depends on the ambient temps. It begins to melt at 76F 24C. Don't expect it to turn liquid at normal house temps. It will just get softer and easier to remove from its jar or recipient. That is unless you have high summer temps. Even in summer in my house, I live in southern Spain, a little liquidy but mostly solid. Only in Hawaii did I see coconut oil as liquid sitting on the shelf in the house. Definitely does not need refrigerator storage.

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on January 23, 2012
at 10:08 AM

Obviously it depends on the ambient temps. It begins to melt at 76F 24C. Don't expect it to turn liquid at normal house temps. It will just get softer and easier to remove from its jar or recipient. That is unless you have high summer temps. Even in summer in my house, I live in southern Spain, a little liquidy but mostly solid. Only in Hawaii did I see coconut oil as liquid sitting on the shelf in the house.

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on January 23, 2012
at 07:12 AM

Lol. Taking an ice pick to your food is pretty paleo! No matter if the need for such happens to be your fault.

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on January 23, 2012
at 05:21 AM

Just leave it out from now on. It stable at room temperature for years.....

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on January 23, 2012
at 02:22 PM

Yeah, I've never refridgerated coconut oil.

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on January 23, 2012
at 04:52 AM

If you're not in a hurry, just put the jar in a sunny place and by afternoon it'd probably melt. Or, you could put the jar into a bowl of very warm water and that would be a quicker method.

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0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

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on January 23, 2012
at 04:50 AM

76?? F is the melting point. Turn your heat up, or microwave it briefly.

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on January 23, 2012
at 10:42 AM

umm... can you microwave pure fat? Don't you need water?

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on January 23, 2012
at 03:31 PM

I actually prefer it hard because it is easier to spoon out and store without spilling.

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on January 23, 2012
at 02:35 PM

It's not frozen, just hard so it will melt when it warms up. Do not panic! I leave mine out on the counter all the time and in Mexico it is often liquid in the afternoon, but solid in the early morning. I wouldn't nuke it but would use a gentler method to liquify it such as immersing the container (or small amount you need) in warm water. It melts quickly.

510bdda8988ed0d4b0ec0b738b4edb73

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on January 23, 2012
at 11:51 PM

well...technically it is frozen, it just has a freezing point much higher than water.

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on January 23, 2012
at 05:15 AM

Like raney said, just leave it/put it somewhere where the air temperature is above the melting point. I live in tropical QLD, Australia and away from being in the fridge mine is always an oil. I wouldn't microwave it unless its in a glass jar though, I once microwaved the plastic container it was in and the container remolded itself and I couldn't get the lid off, fail.

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

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on January 23, 2012
at 07:12 AM

Lol. Taking an ice pick to your food is pretty paleo! No matter if the need for such happens to be your fault.

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