Food - Drink
Signs It's Time To Throw Out Expired Coconut Oil
By MOLLY HARRIS
Coconut oil is one of the most reliable cooking fats you can keep in your pantry or fridge; when stored properly, its high concentration of saturated fats helps it stay fresh for quite a long time. However, this doesn't mean that coconut oil can't spoil, and these are the signs that can tell you if your oil has gone off.
When coconut oil expires, its color changes from creamy white to yellow, its texture changes from smooth to bumpy or grainy, and it can even grow black moldy spots. Also, the scent of coconut oil should be mild and hard to detect; if you pick up a bitter or sour smell when you open the jar, it's likely gone bad.
Finally, if you really must taste your coconut oil, a sour flavor indicates that it's time to throw it away. To prevent coconut oil from spoiling prematurely, make sure to store liquid oil in a cool, dry place and solid oil in the fridge, and always use clean utensils to scoop solid coconut oil.