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Mustard is undoubtedly one of the most popular condiments among the French. Moreover, each inhabitant consumes no less than a kilo per year. Always present in cupboards or fridges, mustard helps enhance our sauces or goes perfectly with meats. The advantage? In addition to its powerful taste, mustard keeps for a particularly long time. The problem ? Sometimes it’s hard to know when it’s time to throw it away or not.. In fact, we take stock of these signs which should alert you.
Like honey or coffee, mustard is one of those foods that lasts a very long time in our kitchen. After opening, this condiment can sometimes be kept for several months if not several years. After opening, it can even be put in the fridge for up to a year. Indeed, if many people ask themselves the question between the cupboard and the fridge: there is no doubt, it is the second option that turns out to be the best choice.
How can we explain this long preservation? This is possible thanks to the mixture of vinegar, salt, pepper and mustard seeds. In fact, it prevents the development of bacteria. On the other hand, it is possible to notice a loss of taste.
On the other hand, it is not impossible that over time the mustard turns. In this case, it is better not to take risks. Do not consume it. Your best allies are your instinct and your senses. A change in texture or the appearance of a strange liquid should alert you. In fact, if it becomes dry or if the vinegar separates from the rest of the preparation, be wary. This is surely a sign that your mustard may be expired. The smell is also a good indicator. If your mustard seems rancid, once again don’t take any risks.