white specks in oil

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I have oils that have white sediment at the bottom of the bottle and white specks that are floating around. The oil doesn't smell bad but I was wondering if I should use it or not.
 

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What kind of oil is it? Do you keep it in the fridge, or is it cool where you live? I ask, because I get the same thing with my rice bran oil, avocado oil and olive oil when they are stored at cooler temps. If that's the case, no worries- it's just the sturdier acids such in them such as palmitic and/or stearic acid solidifying at the cooler temps. They always start solidifying from the bottom up.


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oils in question are hazelnut and sunflower. These are and have been kept in the refrig.
 

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^^^^ I second what IL said. Yep.
 
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