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Yellow coconut oil

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 08, 2012 at 11:30 PM

I bought some extra virgin coconut oil a couple of months ago, but haven't used it for about a week. I opened it up again today and noticed that some of it is now yellow. It still smells like coconut oil to me though. Is it still fine to use?

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on February 04, 2013
at 11:25 PM

It was Dr. Bronner's Coconut oil, I ended up finishing it off awhile ago and I'm still probably alive, so it was probably alright

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on February 04, 2013
at 11:24 PM

Thank you, solid advice

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on February 02, 2013
at 04:51 PM

It will not go bad at room temp because it's a saturated fat. Refrigerating will keep it hard (and possibly difficult to use).

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on January 06, 2013
at 01:36 AM

Always amazed folks can destroy coconut oil, I abused mine so, and it's still white as the driven snow.

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on December 10, 2012
at 08:52 PM

Could you specify what brand it is and where you stored it? That might help some folks diagnose the issue.

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on December 08, 2012
at 11:33 PM

I'd assume so. Rancid coconut oil is disgusting. You won't eat it by accident, that's for certain. Maybe if your concerned about contamination only use it for cooking.

Or, the wise adage of the Health Department... "When in doubt, throw it out!"

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on February 01, 2013
at 11:36 PM

This current batch I bought has a 'yellowish' tint when it's in its liquid state, but goes white when it cools back down. Mine is perfectly fine and not rancid. If yours smells fine, it probably is.

It really depends on where you get it from... other places I've ordered CO from have been clear when liquid.

It also doesn't need to be refrigerated. Coconut oil is harvested from high-temperature locales. I've kept mine at room temperature (which is above 76F for me) so its always liquid, and I've kept batches for months without issues.

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on February 02, 2013
at 06:33 PM

Feed it to your dog. If he doesn't die, then you won't die.

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on February 04, 2013
at 11:24 PM

Thank you, solid advice

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on February 02, 2013
at 04:11 PM

I got my coconut oil from countryside this time where they prepare the oil from coconuts at home. The oil had a yellowish tint when solidified. It sure isn't spoilt and tastes great - you might want to taste a bit to know if your oil is fine.

Otherwise, I have it from one brand that says it's non-RBD, i.e., it hasn't bee through the process of refining, bleaching or de-odrising) but it's completely clear like water when liquid and white when solidifies.

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on February 01, 2013
at 10:09 PM

Make sure you refrigerate it after it's been opened. If not it will go bad. But as Kashkillz said you won't eat rancid coconut oil on accident. It smells and would taste awful.

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on February 02, 2013
at 04:51 PM

It will not go bad at room temp because it's a saturated fat. Refrigerating will keep it hard (and possibly difficult to use).

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