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Old 02-18-2019, 09:56 AM   #1
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Quick question about kimchi

I have a jar of store-bought kimchi. Itís been opened and itís been in the fridge for several months. Does kimchi go bad? If it does, how can you tell?

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Old 02-18-2019, 01:12 PM   #2
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I have a jar of store-bought kimchi. Itís been opened and itís been in the fridge for several months. Does kimchi go bad? If it does, how can you tell?
This is the commercial brand of Kim Chee that we like and buy, when we can find it..

https://www.halmsenterprises.com/col...bbage-kim-chee

Check the label Joel, if there's a preservative I would say you're good, so long as there's no real sour/fizzy taste AND no mold in the jar. If you kept it cold, I push mine to the far reaches of the `fridge where it's the coldest, you should be okay until you finish the jar.

That's my two cents anyways.
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No mold it should be ok.

The flavor will get stronger but then its better for soup.
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Old 02-18-2019, 02:04 PM   #4
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I've never seen mold in a jar of kimchi, but it does go bad. If it appears to be getting fizzy, like little bubbles in it, it has gone over.
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I've never seen mold in a jar of kimchi, but it does go bad. If it appears to be getting fizzy, like little bubbles in it, it has gone over.
I got slivers at the thought of that taste image BT!!
Tasted some Won Bok Kim Chee like that once... I ran
to the trash can and spat it out
To this day, I can't eat that kine, gotta be Cucumber or Green Cabbage
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Old 02-18-2019, 05:00 PM   #6
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Well, it’s not bubbling or fizzy, and there’s no mold. It smells pretty funky, but it’s kimchi! Guess I’ll give it a try.
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Old 02-18-2019, 06:01 PM   #7
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I love Kimchi in the jars and have never even thought about it going "bad" any more than I think about cucumber pickles "going bad".
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I don't think that you have to worry about it if it's canned, as it is no longer alive, STS. And with all that salt, it probably keeps forever. I've had similar canned items (red in snow, Szechwan preserved vegetable, and other Chinese pickled veggies) keep for many months, until used up.
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Old 02-18-2019, 09:06 PM   #9
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No, it does go bad. You'd know it when you taste that fizziness like I mentioned.
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Old 02-19-2019, 08:23 AM   #10
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Ive had homemade kimchi in the fridge for more than a year.

Its fine to eat, as others have said. But the taste gets VERY funky as it ages ...
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