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PEANUT BUTTER, NATURAL (DOES NOT CONTAIN STABILIZERS) - UNOPENED OR OPENED CONTAINER

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3-4 weeks
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6 months

 

Tips

  • How long does natural peanut butter last? The precise answer depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep opened natural peanut butter tightly covered and refrigerated.
  • How long does natural peanut butter last at room temperature? Natural peanut butter will typically keep well at room temperature for about one month; for longer storage, refrigerate the peanut butter.
  • How long does natural peanut butter last in the refrigerator? Natural peanut butter will typically keep well in the refrigerator for about 6 months.
  • If oil collects on the surface of the natural peanut butter, is it still safe to eat? Yes, provided the peanut butter is stored properly - over time, oil will separate and rise to the top of the container; this is harmless and can be resolved by simply stirring the oil back into the natural peanut butter.
  • How can you tell if opened natural peanut butter is bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the natural peanut butter: if the natural peanut butter develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, or if mold appears, it should be discarded.

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