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Tofu - Two Weeks past Use By?

BerkshireTsarina Aug 3, 2012 11:42 AM

I just found a tofu package of Nature's Promise Organic Firm still sealed in fridge, dated Use By July 19th. Today is August 3rd. It looks and smells okay.
What is opinion on using in a stir-fry?

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  1. Bacardi1 RE: BerkshireTsarina Aug 3, 2012 01:40 PM

    It'll be just fine. This happens to me all the time. Even a full month after the due date the tofu is just fine.

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      James Cristinian RE: Bacardi1 Aug 3, 2012 04:15 PM

      How about a month of SUNDAYS?

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        EWSflash RE: Bacardi1 Aug 4, 2012 01:58 PM

        +1- if it doesn't have an off-smell it's fine

      2. kbjesq RE: BerkshireTsarina Aug 3, 2012 02:24 PM

        If it looks and smells okay, I'd use it. You won't get sick but it won't taste as good as fresh.

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          Bacardi1 RE: kbjesq Aug 3, 2012 03:53 PM

          Honestly, if the package hasn't been opened yet - which according to the OP, it hasn't - it really won't taste any different than if she had opened it the day after she bought it. A week & a half after the package due date is nothing.

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            IndyGirl RE: kbjesq Aug 4, 2012 08:19 PM

            Definitely, if tofu goes off you will smell it for sure.

          2. BerkshireTsarina RE: BerkshireTsarina Aug 3, 2012 06:18 PM

            Yes, the package was unopened. Made it tonight in a stir fry. Pressed the tofu for the first time, and then browned it, and liked it a lot that way. So far so good!

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              zzDan RE: BerkshireTsarina Aug 3, 2012 09:50 PM

              Pressed and browned is the way to go. I have browned it on low flame for 20 minutes on each side. The protein gets condensed and meaty. Then dipped in soy-ginger sauce garlic optional. Could use scallions

              I have used unopened tofu 60 days after expiration. No smell or anything. It was OK.
              I press it with 10lbs barbell weights. Get that water out!

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              AlkieGourmand RE: BerkshireTsarina Aug 3, 2012 08:50 PM

              When tofu is too old, it starts to smell and taste a little funny and sour. But it's still okay to eat, and who's to say that old tofu is bad tofu?

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