How Long Does Lemon Extract Last?


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3-4 years


Shelf Life Tips

  • How long does lemon extract last? The precise answer depends to a large extent on storage conditions - to maximize the shelf life of lemon extract store in a cool, dark cupboard, away from direct heat or sunlight.
  • How long does lemon extract last at room temperature? Properly stored, lemon extract will generally stay at best quality for about 3 to 4 years.
  • To maximize the shelf life of lemon extract, keep the container tightly closed when not in use.
  • Is lemon extract safe to use after the "expiration" date on the package? Yes, provided it is properly stored and the package is undamaged - commercially packaged lemon extract 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 lemon extract will remain at peak quality.
  • How can you tell if lemon extract is still good? Lemon extract typically loses flavor over time - if the extract develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, it should be discarded.

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