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Can nut butter go bad?
Last Updated: 2nd March, 2020
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In this manner, how can you tell if nut butter is rancid?
Sight is usually the most reliable way to tell if your peanut butter has gone bad. A common trait of bad peanut butter is a change in texture from soft and creamy to hard and dry. The color of the spread may also become darker and the pleasant aroma disappears. If the peanut butter begins to smell rancid, toss it.
Likewise, can I eat almond butter past the expiration date? Even though a jar of the stuff is shelf-stable for up to two years when unopened, almond butter can go rancid. The easiest way to prevent your almond butter from going bad and extend its shelf-life—by as much as twice as long—is to pop it in the fridge.
Considering this, how long does nut butter last?
A commercial nut butter, once opened, will keep in your pantry for two to three months, according to the USDA, and most big brands encourage room-temperature storage. Plus, it stays spreadable that way. But it'll last at least twice as long if kept in the fridge, writes Dana Gunders in The Waste-Free Kitchen Handbook.
What happens if you eat bad almond butter?
You may never expect to see the day when your nut butter goes bad, but it can happen. The oils in the nuts make the butters sensitive to temperature, air and other factors that can reduce their shelf life. Spoiled almond butter is not a pleasant taste. It's strangely paint-like and may remind you of turpentine.