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how long does tahini keep?

shadysider023 Nov 26, 2008 08:02 AM

i know anything nut/seed based can go rancid. I have likely had this tahini (open)going on a year. I have kept it in the fridge the entire time. it seems to smell ok. opinions?

  1. scubadoo97 Nov 26, 2008 08:04 AM

    when it smells rancid it's bad.

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    1. re: scubadoo97
      shadysider023 Nov 26, 2008 08:05 AM

      is rancid a very very distinct smell? I am not sure I have ever smelled anything actually rancid.....is it possible that it could still be ok after a year if kept in the fridge?

      1. re: shadysider023
        lexpatti Nov 26, 2008 08:12 AM

        I say it's ok, I keep mine in the cabinet and mine hasn't turned. What are you doing with it? I can't get enough of it, love it in dressings!!

        1. re: lexpatti
          shadysider023 Nov 26, 2008 08:24 AM

          doing a greek layer dip for a thanksgiving app. making hummus for one of the layers. the other layers are greek yogurt (drained overnight to get extra thick), cukes, tomatoes, olives, feta cheese, a little green onion. Serve with pita chips. tastes a little lighter and more refreshing/grown up than a taco dip or something. people seem to really like it.

          1. re: shadysider023
            lexpatti Nov 26, 2008 08:50 AM

            That sounds great, thank you. I made hummus and dressing but that's it - I love the stuff though and would like to use it more often. This will be a nice addition.

          2. re: lexpatti
            Philly Nov 26, 2008 08:25 AM

            We use tahini to make hummus.

          3. re: shadysider023
            Produce Addict Nov 26, 2008 08:30 AM

            Rancid is a very distinct smell. Maybe ask someone who is familiar with the smell to smell it?

            1. re: shadysider023
              scubadoo97 Nov 26, 2008 12:46 PM

              if it's rancid you will know. Ever smelled old rancid oil or nuts that have gone bad. Same smell

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            cheesecake17 Nov 26, 2008 09:00 AM

            It stays for a really long time in the fridge. Just let it sit out a while before you want to use it so that it's easier to stir and use.

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