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Health Tip: Store Cooking Oils Correctly

-- A heart-healthy cooking oil -- such as olive, walnut or avocado oil -- can help in preparing nutritious meals. But be careful how you store it.

The Cleveland Clinic explains:

  • Exposure to light or heat over time can affect an oil's taste. So store it in a cool, dark place.
  • If your oil begins to taste a bit off, toss it and buy a fresh bottle.
  • Grapeseed and walnut oils should be stored in the refrigerator. They can quickly become rancid.
  • It's safe to store most oils in the refrigerator. Though they may appear cloudy, that effect disappears when an oil reaches room temperature.

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Posted: March 2017

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