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Old 10-29-2011, 07:17 PM   #1
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Ancient Dried Figs?

So... I assumed that dried fruit lasts forever and I just made a batch of banana bread with dried figs in it that are old... at least 5 years old. After a quick search on google for their shelf life I realized they only last a couple years at best.

So have I just ruined a batch of bread? How do you know when they're no good? Do they taste bad, will we get sick? I hate wasting food, so they've been sitting around so long until I found a recipe to use them in.


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Old 10-29-2011, 08:40 PM   #2
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I would think as long as there is no mold on them then they should be fine to use.

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Old 10-29-2011, 08:54 PM   #3
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I would agree, no mold or bugs, you're good.
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:52 PM   #4
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Dried fruit has been found in the tombs of Egypt. It was very, very dry. If you had plumped the figs a bit, they probably would have been fine. I've had dried fruit and nuts in my freezer for years and if it seems dry, I soak them a while and use them.
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