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Old 07-23-2006, 12:12 PM   #1
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How long is salsa good for?

If it is in the fridge..is it good until it gets moldy? I'm not sure how long this "opened" jar has been in the fridge.......


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Old 07-23-2006, 12:32 PM   #2
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I've never had any go moldy but I try to toss all the frig sauces after about 3 months. I wish they all came in smaller bottles.

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Old 07-23-2006, 01:26 PM   #3
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I've kept salsa in the fridge for...christ, 7, 8 months before I started to worry about it? This was added preservative salsa as opposed to fresh though, so YMMV.
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Old 07-23-2006, 01:49 PM   #4
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For the life of me I can't recall where I read this just recently, but commercial salsa products, once opened & refrigerated, are supposedly good for a month.

I keep an indelible marker near the fridge, & everytime I open a jar of something or a carton of broth, I always date it.
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Old 07-23-2006, 02:05 PM   #5
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Old 07-23-2006, 03:07 PM   #6
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After finally learning out to make a salsa that we love I haven't bought any salsa in the jar since.

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Q. 7 to 10 days.
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Old 07-23-2006, 03:12 PM   #7
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Last time i made mango salsa, I made it too much and we just did not wanted to eat after while, so it was seating in the refrigerator for nearly a year or more, and it was still good, i made it a bit too spice to begin with.
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Old 07-23-2006, 05:40 PM   #8
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Was that a "fresh" salsa CharlieD, or a chutney? I can't imagine any fresh fruit salsa lasting more than a week unless it was more of a pickle or a chutney.
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Old 07-24-2006, 10:40 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by SizzlininIN
After finally learning out to make a salsa that we love I haven't bought any salsa in the jar since.

Ortega recommends: http://www.ortega.com/help/faq.asp

Q. 7 to 10 days.

7-10 days? I think they are just trying to get you to throw it out and buy more. Commercial salsa should last way longre than that. I just ate some that has been opened about 2 months ago.
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I also learned to make my own, first as a semi necessity as all the bottled salsas are obscenely overpriced here, but now I found out it is so much better made fresh (and easy to make), I wouldn't go back to buying any of those old el paso's even if they are available at reasonable prices...
I only make a modest batch each time and try to use them up within a week.

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