Shelf Life 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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