How Long Does Unopened Maple Syrup Last?


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Keeps indefinitely
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  • How long does unopened maple syrup last? The answer depends to a large extent on storage conditions - store unopened maple syrup in a cool, dry area and keep tightly covered at all times.
  • How long does unopened maple syrup last at room temperature? Properly stored, unopened maple syrup will remain safe to consume indefinitely.
  • Is unopened maple syrup safe to use after the "expiration date"? Yes, unopened maple syrup will remain safe to use indefinitely provided it has been stored properly and the package is undamaged - commercially packaged maple syrup will typically carry a "Best By," "Best if Used By," "Best Before, or "Best When Used By" date but this is not a safety date, it is the manufacturer's estimate of how long the maple syrup will remain at peak quality.
  • Maple syrup may also be frozen: to freeze maple syrup, store in airtight container and leave at least 1/2 inch headspace at the top, as syrup will expand when frozen.
  • How long does maple syrup last in the freezer? Properly stored, maple syrup will keep safe indefinitely in the freezer.
  • How can you tell if maple syrup is bad? If maple syrup develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, or if mold appears, it should be discarded.
  • Discard all maple syrup from cans or bottles that are leaking, rusting, bulging or severely dented.

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