Food - Drink
What Happens If You Refrigerate Cooking Oil?
There is no doubt that cooking oil is an essential kitchen ingredient but few of us think about how to store our oils properly so they last longer. Even though it takes a long time for cooking oil to oxidate once it’s open that doesn’t mean we can keep them anywhere we want.
If you're wondering whether storing cooking oil in the refrigerator is an option, it depends. Oils that are best stored in the fridge have high polyunsaturated or monounsaturated fat levels and this includes safflower, sunflower, canola, or olive oils.
Safflower oil in particular has a high polyunsaturated fat content and according to HelloFresh recipe developer Victoria Abdelhady “can be stored refrigerated for up to six months, or stored in a cool, dark place for up to two years.” However, HuffPost warns that keeping oils in the fridge could make them cloudy and thick like coconut oil.