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Old 09-23-2005, 04:39 PM   #1
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Question How long will prepared garlic keep?

I'm talking about the jarred minced garlic. Once opened, how long will it keep in the fridge?

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Old 09-23-2005, 06:22 PM   #2
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I don't know how long in the fridge...because I always buy a lot and freeze it. I bet you could freeze that kind too!
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Old 09-23-2005, 06:39 PM   #3
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Kaylinda, I have kept it for months. I buy a big jar at Sam's about 3 times a year. I use a lot of fresh garlic too, but that jar is so darned handy, I tend to put a spoonfull in just about everything.
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Old 09-23-2005, 06:48 PM   #4
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I have kept it in my fridge for longer than I am willing to admit and never had it go bad.
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exactly what gb said ! lol
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Old 09-23-2005, 08:05 PM   #6
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Apparently I kept a jar faaaaaaaaar longer than anyone could imagine - I made a GALLON of Caesar salad dressing (capers, whole anchovies, spent a fortune) and didn't realize the garlic had fermented - I was ticked!! Just smell it before using it - I didn't do that and there were so many things cooking in the kitchen I didn't pick up on it.
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Old 09-23-2005, 09:01 PM   #7
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I bought a huge jar, that was in oil, and it's lasted me months so far. Still smells great, so I would guess in indefinately if it's in oil and refrigerated.
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Old 09-23-2005, 09:21 PM   #8
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Meg, did you buy Costco size? It lasts years, don't worry about it.
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How does it compare to fresh garlic?? Is it less strong?
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It is very mild. I wouldn't use it for any salads, but it is fine for cooking with. I admit, I am getting to be a garlic snob, and if I am using it for something raw then fresh is the only way to go. If I am cooking with it, then I will use the minced. I use a LOT of the minced though, as I said, very mild.
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