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Tahini paste

Does tahini paste need to be refrigerated after opening?

Kristen W. is a trusted home cook.

asked over 4 years ago
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Kristen W.

Kristen W. is a trusted home cook.

added over 4 years ago

OK, thanks!

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added over 4 years ago

I disagree -- tahini has been used in the Middle East for eons, before refrigeration. I keep it in its jar on a pantry shelf, and I have never had any hint of rancidity. Previous questions on this topic have also taken both sides, as do internet and other reference sources. If you want to refrigerate it, go ahead, since it won't do any harm.