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What is the melting temperature of coconut oil?

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The melting temperature of coconut oil is between 76 and 78 degrees Fahrenheit. Coconut oil does not always melt at room temperature, which is why it may have some solid white clumps alongside the partially liquefied oil.

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What is the melting temperature of coconut oil?
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Coconut oil is an edible oil extracted from the meat of mature coconuts that are harvested from the coconut palm. It is often used in cooking, especially frying, because of its high saturated fat content. It is often used in South Asian curries and by movie theaters to pop popcorn. In addition its uses in cooking, coconut oil is used as a moisturizer for dry skin and is used in hair products to help reduce protein loss.

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