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Old 09-05-2007, 08:47 AM   #1
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How long does infused water last?

Inspired by a recent trip to the spa, I infused water by slicing up a cucumber and throwing it in a pitcher. I added water and put the pitcher in the fridge. After 2 or 3 hours, I had delicious cucumber-flavored water.

How long do you all suppose this is safe to drink? After a day and a half it started to smell a little weird so I poured out what little was left (maybe 1-2 cups)...in general though, how long would you keep infused water?


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Old 09-05-2007, 08:48 AM   #2
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I think you answered your own question. Make smaller quantities, just enough for a day.

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Old 09-05-2007, 10:37 AM   #3
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I would try removing cucumber after it has flavored the water and see how long it lasts.Im guessing the cucumber sitting in the water too long would give off a funky taste.
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Old 09-07-2007, 07:31 AM   #4
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that makes perfect sense, thanks!
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Old 09-07-2007, 02:10 PM   #5
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Water is entirely pure, meaning that it contains no preservatives, so anything organic that is placed in it will have a very short shelf life.
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Old 11-28-2013, 12:25 PM   #6
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Cucumber water

I find that if you use Kirby cucumbers (pickling cucumbers), they will hold up for several days, you can even add more water. Regular cucumbers get smooshy and disgusting after one day.

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