To ensure that peanut butter lasts for a long time, it is necessary to store it properly.
Peanut butter has a long shelf life, the reason for this is the abundance of fat and relatively low moisture in it, which provides unfavorable conditions for the growth of bacteria. You don’t need a refrigerator to store peanut butter, but cold temperatures increase its shelf life. If you do not like to put the butter in the refrigerator, it is better to store it in a cold and dark place.
Shelf life of natural peanut butter
Natural peanut butter without stabilizers, if the lid is not opened, it can usually be stored for several months in the kitchen and for 1 year in the refrigerator, and if the lid is opened, it can be used for 1 month – or 3 to 4 months if it is in the refrigerator.
Shelf life of peanut butter with preservatives
The use of stabilizers and preservatives in commercial peanut butter has made this product usually remain healthy for 6 to 24 months if the lid is not opened and for 2 to 3 months after the lid is opened in the kitchen environment.
Remember to always keep the lid of the peanut butter container tightly closed Because prolonged exposure to air accelerates product deterioration.