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...can I keep peanut butter and maple syrup after they've been opened?A friend brought me huge(I mean huge!) jars in june.They're half empty now(or half full if you're optimistic!).I'm in Brazil,it's almost Spring here but it's so hot it feels like Summer,so they're in the fridge.It's impossible to find maple syrup in Brazil.I would hate to see it go bad,so depending on your answers maybe I'll use it for something other than just breakfast.

asked by mensaque almost 4 years ago
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sexyLAMBCHOPx

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added almost 4 years ago

ONE OF THE FEW OPENS THAT CAN BE KEPT TIGHTLY CLOSED AND KEPT FOR A LONG TIME.

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added almost 4 years ago


Maple syrup can keep "forever" in the refrigerator. The high sugar content well preserves it. The danger is from mold which can grow in the moist environment. Be careful not to contaminate it and watch for any obvious signs of growth. Otherwise, enjoy!

Peanut butter "best by" dates assume RT storage. You can extend that considerably in the fridge. Low in moisture but high in unsaturated fat, the danger is oxidization. Oxidization = free radicals = cancer. A year is reasonable I think. In any case, *before* it tastes stale.

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added almost 4 years ago

Unless it's maple syrup straight from a tree to te bottle you should be fine. B/c all maple syrup needs to be pasteurized. If it isn pasteurized simply boil it and add a few table spoons of water and you'll be ok. And if refrigerated the peanut butter will be fine. And no maple syrup in Brazil? You might the most popular person in town.

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added almost 4 years ago

It is one of the best things I have ever put in my mouth...

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added almost 4 years ago

Good to know...So they'll be OK for a few months more,right?Thanks!let me ask you something else:who's the cutie in the picture?I love bull dogs.I always had boxers and they're the best,but since the last one died I mooved to a house with no backyard so I have to go smaller now!

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added almost 4 years ago

Not that you're not all cute and thaks for the answers,but the bull dog reply was for sexyLAMBCHOPx.Don't know why it was posted down here.

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added almost 4 years ago

As long as you keep them in the fridge, both of them wil keep until you use them up -- literally forever.

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added almost 4 years ago

@BillF: since real maple syrup is made by boiling down maple sap until the sugars concentrate, it's all pasteurized at the point of production. It is literally impossible to buy real maple syrup which is not pasteurized.

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added almost 4 years ago

I did not know that. Thanks for the FYI

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sexyLAMBCHOPx

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added almost 4 years ago

lol, mensaque - you're a trip! Francois is a soon to be 3 year old French Bulldog. Great for apartments and smaller houses, they dont need much exercise. He's my sous chef & taste tester in the kitchen!

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sexyLAMBCHOPx

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added almost 4 years ago

lol, mensaque - you're a trip! Francois is a soon to be 3 year old French Bulldog. Great for apartments and smaller houses, they dont need much exercise. He's my sous chef & taste tester in the kitchen!

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pierino

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added almost 4 years ago

On peanut butter I'd be less worried about it's age than about salmonella. Another recent outbreak here in the states. I'm not sure which label.

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added almost 4 years ago

Trader Joe's

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pierino

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added almost 4 years ago

ChefOno is correct http://vitals.nbcnews.com...