How long can you store Sauces or Jam in the refrigerator before it turns bad?
Sometimes when buying food in a take-away I save the sauce jar for later usage. But these doesn't have a general expiration date, so I wonder how long time does Sauces like Soya and Jam stays fresh - both unopened and opened ones?
I know you can taste it first, but I just asking generally, as I just moved out from parents house and really bad when it comes to storing food.
- AmyLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
Look at it to see if there are spots of mold - it will be white or green. If there's no mold give it a sniff. It should just smell like whatever it is - a jam should smell very fruity, a sauce or dressing will usually smell a little vinegary or salty, etc. All of this should last a very long time because they're generally full of preservatives. I've used salad dressings for nearly 1 1/2 yrs past the expiration date before they were gone. I guess we need to eat more salad but the point is they were fine looooong past the exp date
- AntonLv 61 month ago
I have some jam on toast about once every two weeks. Jar lasts over a year, no problem.
Ran out, found a gift jar of jam, about 1½" tall, enough for two slices of toast. Quite good. No idea when I got it, but at least a decade, maybe two.
ANYTHING in the refrigerator is good until it gets slimy, stinky, or colorful fuzzy.
A year older than that, and they will start waving back at you.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Jam (store-bought, unopened) >1 years
Jam (store-bought, opened) 2+ months
Jam (homemade, unopened) 1 year
Jam (homemade, opened) 1+ months
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- CBLv 71 month ago
Some of that stuff has no end date - if no green fuzzies exist on top and it doesn't taste like it has carbonated or way off flavor - very likely good to go - years in some cases.