How Long Is Coconut Oil Good For?

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Common questions we get about MK Coconut Oil
 are, How long is coconut oil good for? Should I refrigerate it? How can tell if it has gone bad? We've compiled a list of these topics and will go through them one by one, but here's the MK.. coconut oil has a long shelf life (up to 2 years). It doesn't have to be refrigerated, and as long as the bottle doesn't smell bad, or have mold in it, you can use it. 
How Long Can You Use Coconut Oil Once It's Been Opened?
Raw coconut oil has a shelf life of 2 years.  Coconut oil does not easily oxidize and also has inherent antimicrobial properties. Just make sure you don't contaminate it with other foods by dropping crumbs into the jar. This can make the coconut oil go rancid sooner because although coconut oil is very stable, the food you drop in it is not and will begin to ferment or mold. Make sure to use a clean spoon or knife each time you use the jar to keep it clean.

How to Store Coconut Oil?
One of the benefits of coconut oil is that it is stable and does not require refrigeration. A quality coconut oil will last up to 2 years without going rancid. Compare that to olive oils which go rancid very quickly and need refrigerated. Different coconut oils vary in shelf life, but you can safely assume that every coconut oil lasts at least a year, but a few years is the most common scenario. Also, do not store in direct sunlight.
Does Coconut Oil Spoil? How to Tell if Coconut Oil is Bad?
Coconut oil can spoil, but it has a long shelf life. If you let food contaminants get into the bottle it will spoil sooner. Coconut oil will remain usable for a long time. If you’re not sure how long your bottle of coconut oil has been stored, look for signs of mold and check for smell and taste. If it has developed any mold, dark spots, a strange odor, or bad taste, throw it away! Here is a simple guide to determining if coconut oil is rancid.

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