One issue with fats and oils is their short shelf life. Oil can last about a year in storage. After a while, oil becomes rancid and is no longer safe to consume. I have olive and canola oils but I rotate them after a year. Now I have learned extra virgin coconut oil has a two year shelf life. That is even better.
Coconut oil also has a lot of health benefits:
- reduces fever
Coconut Oil: A Nutrient Powerhouse and Metabolism Booster an article from Natural Health Sherpa.
Part of being prepared is staying healthy, and coconut oil can help. I am going to add coconut oil to my food storage.