Peanut Butter

Discussion in 'General Food and Foraging Discussion' started by Murrel-Maher, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. Murrel-Maher

    Murrel-Maher Member

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    How long does opened peanut butter last at room temperature? Does it last longer if you store it in the refrigerator instead of in the pantry?
     
  2. coinguy

    coinguy Well-Known Member

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    I don't know specifically, but with any oil product, it will go rancid after a time. I've had it around for a couple of months, opened, but it is usually consumed long before that. :D We keep it in the refrigerator to keep it from the dogs, and if we get the non-homogenized variety, it will keep it from seperating.

    G
     

  3. MudDuck

    MudDuck Member

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    That is a good question, anyone else have any idea?
     
  4. TimB

    TimB Member

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    From what I've been able to find, the general consensus is 6-9 mos. unopened, 2-3 mos. opened, slightly longer in the fridge.

    Tim
     
  5. The_Blob

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    I've kept the bulk cans of generic peanut butter for almost two years in the past & it was still good... well, edible :rolleyes:

    It's only available by mail, but a package of four 6 1/2-ounce jars of powdered peanut butter (each is equivalent to an 18-ounce jar of prepared peanut butter) costs $16.

    Bell Plantation, Inc. - PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter - Home

    phone: 229-387-7238 (Georgia)
     
  6. merlotmaker

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    Does it change consitency or texture when going bad?
     
  7. Canadian

    Canadian Well-Known Member

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    Like any other product with a high oil content it should smell BAD. A simple rule is that if something smells bad don't eat it.
     
  8. The_Blob

    The_Blob performing monkey

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    you're single, aren't you? :eek: :D
     
  9. Canadian

    Canadian Well-Known Member

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    Nope. Married. Plus I keep my kitchen including the fridge very clean.
     
  10. Roi du Rodentia

    Roi du Rodentia Member

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    And I'm guessing not Norwegian either?
     
  11. Canadian

    Canadian Well-Known Member

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    Nope I'm Canadian.
     
  12. The_Blob

    The_Blob performing monkey

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    hence the clever username 'Canadian' & the 'Location: Canada' in your profile

    & once again, Irony becomes a the lost art
     
  13. DrewDrew

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    Haha hey, I go by the same rule of thumb! If it smells rancid, it's rancid! If it smells ok to you and still makes you hungry, it should be good. LOL Key word: should

    And yes, I'm single! Ha!