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How long does miso paste last?

Inspired by the miso paste post below, I rooted (sorry) around the fridge and found a tub that's been sitting there since last winter. Can I still use it? And while we're at it, what are your favorite quickie recipes? I add various veggies and seaweed and a little tofu.

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  1. properly sealed
    6 mo. to a year

    tho' some preserve much, much longer

    Andoh suggests in Washoku that shiro miso is best used within 6 months otherwise one faces degradation of nuances

    I've kept shiro miso a year in the fridge no problemo

    1. It should last for a very long time. Months are just a drop in the bucket when it comes to the lifespan of miso.

      1. I was wondering this myself. I think I've had my container for years. I used some about 6 months ago and it was fine -- no one died. And I didn't notice any nuanced loss.

        << Months are just a drop in the bucket when it comes to the lifespan of miso. >>

        I like that -- very Zen. :-)

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        1. re: amyleechen

          It's been almost two years--has anyone died yet?

        2. I keep mine in the fridge - Maybe a year now and it's fine. Miso is already fermented but, keep in the fridge, sealed and it will last eons.

          1. It will last longer than your fridge.