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Thread: Peanut Butter Quandary

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    Super Member QBeth's Avatar
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    Does peanut butter ever go bad? I've had an "emergency" jar in my desk draw at work for two years; haven't dipped into it for about six months until today. My lunch bagel was crying for something. Smells okay. A little oil that needs to be re-mixed into it. Tasted okay. (If you don't hear from me again, I answered my own question! :? )

    Any peanut butter officianados out there?

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    I found this on Answers.com
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    Does peanut butter go bad?


    It can, but it would have to have some contaminate added. Peanut butter has a natural bacteria fighter in it that keeps it from spoiling. The only thing that happens is it may seperate, the jar will look like an oily paint. Thats all you need to do is stir it. Peanut butter has a very long shelf life.

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    Thanks for the info Terri. My jars sit for a long time occasionally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    I found this on Answers.com
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    Does peanut butter go bad?


    It can, but it would have to have some contaminate added. Peanut butter has a natural bacteria fighter in it that keeps it from spoiling. The only thing that happens is it may seperate, the jar will look like an oily paint. Thats all you need to do is stir it. Peanut butter has a very long shelf life.

    Oh good! Thanks for the info. So, if my I can't feel my toes, I'm going to be okay? :shock:

    Thanksully, I don't have that allergy! But, I've been reading so many heavy subjects on the Board this week, I thought I'd ask something light hearted. 8-)

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    Here is a good link I found on PB

    http://www.livescience.com/mysteries...poiled-pb.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by samroberts01
    Expiration date? Hmmm.... oh yeah. Nov 2008. Again, hmmm.

    Rancidification? Too big a word for a Friday.

    "rancidification typically sets in about nine to 12 months after purchase, hence the “Best If Used By” that appears on the container." Oh oh! Anyone have a stomach pump handy?

    Recalculate.... lunch = bagel with rancid PB plus an orange. Will the healthy orange win over the rancid PB? (Forget about the bagel.)

    I'm not online during the weekend, so don't worry if I'm silent. I hope. :) :-D :D

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    WAIT! I found something else on that website.

    THE BENEFITS OF CHOCOLATE!! Yesssss! I'm recovery already.

    All fun aside, thanks for the info. I think I'll toss this jar of PB.

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    LOL.. your welcome! I am a little obsessed with the food channel and have been since a child, I always remembered them saying nut oil can go rancid, so I thought I would look it up for ya. I am sure you will probably be ok, just might not want to eat anymore of it hehe. Maybe if you have some chocolate today it will conter balance it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by samroberts01
    LOL.. your welcome! I am a little obsessed with the food channel and have been since a child, I always remembered them saying nut oil can go rancid, so I thought I would look it up for ya. I am sure you will probably be ok, just might not want to eat anymore of it hehe. Maybe if you have some chocolate today it will conter balance it!
    Excellent suggestion! Forget the orange counter-balancing the PB. Go for chocolate everytime! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by QBeth
    Quote Originally Posted by samroberts01
    LOL.. your welcome! I am a little obsessed with the food channel and have been since a child, I always remembered them saying nut oil can go rancid, so I thought I would look it up for ya. I am sure you will probably be ok, just might not want to eat anymore of it hehe. Maybe if you have some chocolate today it will conter balance it!
    Excellent suggestion! Forget the orange counter-balancing the PB. Go for chocolate everytime! LOL
    Chocolate can solve anything! That is my theory!

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