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Old 03-31-2014, 09:56 AM   #1
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Salsa Shelf Life

How long would an open jar of salsa be good if refrigerated? We don't use a lot of salsa since there's only the two of us. I buy the smallest jars I can find. I opened a jar last week to use for tacos, but we didn't use very much. I wanted to put some on my eggs this morning but I was afraid it might be bad. Don't say smell it, because my sense of smell is very poor. Many time I ask DH to smell things, but he wasn't home this morning. I dumped it out. Would it help to put the jar in a ziplock bag?
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Old 03-31-2014, 10:04 AM   #2
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It's only been open a week? No problem at all. The salsa is very acidic so should keep well. It should be good for several weeks.
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Old 03-31-2014, 10:25 AM   #3
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Heck, I keep mine in the fridge for months. We get the big jars. Most of the time, there is a "use by" date stamped on the jar somewhere. And even after that, it's fine.
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Old 03-31-2014, 10:38 AM   #4
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I think it varies depending on brands. I buy one brand that I've had to throw out a few times. It would depend on the ingredients. Salt content would be a big factor.
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Old 03-31-2014, 10:41 AM   #5
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Since its so acidic, maybe a month
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Old 03-31-2014, 11:13 AM   #6
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Heck, I keep mine in the fridge for months. We get the big jars. Most of the time, there is a "use by" date stamped on the jar somewhere. And even after that, it's fine.

I thought the "use by" date only applies before you open the jar. I have used things beyond the exp date, but only if it hasn't been open. It would be such a big help if my nose worked properly, although there are time when I'm glad it doesn't!
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Old 03-31-2014, 12:50 PM   #7
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We keep salsa in the fridge until its all gone. I would say easily a month or even more.
We don't buy big containers, but there is only so much two people can eat.

I use lots of it though. Is great on omelets.
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Old 03-31-2014, 12:53 PM   #8
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At least a month. I can't say I've ever had salsa go bad, but we go through quite a lot of it.
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I think it varies depending on brands. I buy one brand that I've had to throw out a few times. It would depend on the ingredients. Salt content would be a big factor.
Same here, unfortunately, it's my favourite brand. It eventually starts to grow mould.

I would say it will keep a month easily.
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Old 03-31-2014, 01:57 PM   #10
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Mine has never gone bad either. And we go through a lot too. I keep a big jug of Pace in the fridge till it's gone.

Carol, you can freeze it too. I do that with my homemade salsa.
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