How to Store Palm Oil?
Unlike other oils, Palm Oil does not go rancid very fast. This is because Palm Oil and Coconut oil is mostly saturated oil.
Palm Oil has a long shelf life and can be stored at room temperature. The preferred temperature for palm oil is 30 degree Celsius.
Use your palm oil within 6 months of purchase.
In case you sense an unpleasant aroma, a rancid taste or a change in color, throw away the palm oil immediately.
Palm Oil can thicken if stored at lower temperature. Try and avoid this.
Use stainless steel or glass containers to store palm oil. Avoid containers that might have any element of copper alloy in them. It is always better to store them in the original containers.
Palm oil has been used for baking, shortenings, margarines and deep-fat frying.
Food cooked using palm oil doesn’t go rancid fast.
Palm oil has a good concentration of anti-oxidants, beta-carotene, vitamin A and phytochemicals.
Palm oil is 40% saturated and 60% unsaturated. Palm oil has a natural resistance to oxidation which makes it healthy oil for cooking and deep-frying. Also, palm oil is extremely heat stable when compared to the other oils and gives a lovely flavor to food cooked or baked using it.