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Sep 6, 2009 08:47 PM


How long will an opened jar of sesame tahini last in the fridge? Don't want to kill any in-laws. Well....maybe some!


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  1. a *very* long time. seriously, as long as you keep it in the fridge the stuff lasts for up to a year or more. and when it goes off, you'll know - the rancid stuff smells pretty funky.

    1. GHG is right as lasts a long time. I've been trying to use my tahini for more than just hummus...salad dressings, etc., so that it's not just sitting in there. It's very good stuff!

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      1. re: Val

        NOT VERY.
        On account of the numerous applications:
        - Baba ghanoush
        - Hummus
        - Tahini sauce for falafel, kabobs, shawarma, etc
        Darn, all of sudden I'm ravenously hungry ..........................

      2. Is it supposed to be kept in the fridge? I don't keep open jars very long (I make a lot of hummus) but I do keep it on the shelf. I couldn't find a "refrigerate after opening" label on the jar. I would prefer not to kill any in-laws either. :)

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        1. re: General Knowledge

          I live in SWFL so any nut butters and all my flours live in the fridge. If you have a cool, dry place in your kitchen, I think you'll be okay keeping it on a shelf. For me, refrigerating it seems to keep it from separating. The first time I ever bought a can of Joyva tahini, I did keep in on the shelf during the winter rancidity occurred but I had to stir it every single time I wanted to use it. This is just my experience...others will jump in to also advise you.

          1. re: General Knowledge

            Val's right. as long as you store it in a cool, dry place it should be okay. i have to keep mine in the fridge because my place gets too stuffy. as a rule, [if i have the space for them] i tend to store perishable nut & seed products in the fridge or freezer to extend shelf life.