Coconut Oil is a Solid

by Saira
(Preston, Lancashire, England)

Coconut oil is a solid and obviously melts when heated. So do I heat the oil then consume it?

Hi Saira,

You don’t have to heat coconut oil before consuming it. You can consume it in either solid or liquid form.

Coconut oil has a melting point of 76 degrees Fahrenheit (24 C). This means above 76 F, coconut oil is liquid. Below, it’s a white solid.

This change in form is normal. Butter behaves in the same way…

All the best,