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#1 of 8 Old 04-13-2009, 03:55 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I got DS some freshly ground almond butter for the first time since he seemed to do OK with almonds. I got it from a machine that ground it, at my natural foods store. Well, when I got home I wasn't thinking and automatically stuck it in the fridge.

Did I ruin it?
Is it supposed to be room temp?
Should I take it back out again or now does it have to stay refrigerated?

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I thought it was supposed to go in the fridge. Fresh ground nuts go rancid quickly if they don't have additives (at least as far as I know).

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We store ours in the Fridge. No issues here

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I refrigerate all nut butters, even if the container says it can be left out.
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I also always refrigerate mine.

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Refrigeration makes it more difficult to spread, but it also makes it last longer, and keeps it from separating.

You didn't do any harm to it.

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Thanks! Can anyone tell me approximately how long it should keep in the fridge? A few weeks, more? How will I know if it goes bad? I am not a nut eater (allergic to peanuts and walnuts) so I dont' know what it would smell like.

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Thanks! Can anyone tell me approximately how long it should keep in the fridge? A few weeks, more? How will I know if it goes bad? I am not a nut eater (allergic to peanuts and walnuts) so I dont' know what it would smell like.
In the fridge it will keep months, possibly years.

Trust me, it will smell BAD if it goes bad. The oils will go rancid - but the low temps in the fridge will prevent that.

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