Cooking Oils


Many consumers store cooking oil for indefinite periods of time, usually until all of it has been used. Fact is, opened cooking oil can turn rancid within 1-3 months. If you're an infrequent user of cooking oil, be sure to mark the date you opened it and replace it after 1-3 months.


Cooking Oils Shelf Life
Vegetable Oil, opened1-3 months
Vegetable Oil, unopened6 months
Salad Oil, opened2 months
Salad Oil, unopened*3 months
Handling Tips: 
*Refrigerate after opening.
Boyer, Renee, and Julie McKinney. "Food Storage Guidelines for Consumers." Virginia Cooperative Extension (2009): n. pag. Web. 7 Dec 2009.

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