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#1 of 6 Old 12-17-2006, 01:57 AM - Thread Starter
 
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How do I know if the tofu in my fridge is still good? I often use part of a package and then put the rest it in water in a sealed tupperware.

I know that tofu is supposed to have a short shelf life, but how long? Are there any signs that it's gone bad? I never seem to notice a change in odor, looks, etc. But then again, I usually throw it out if in doubt..... and I HATE to waste!:
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I've had tofu go bad & I always notice a BAAAD smell. So if you don't, I'd think its fine? If you have it in water (& if you change it a few times - the water I mean) I believe it lasts perhaps another week or so.
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When tofu has gone bad...trust me, you'll KNOW! I speak as one who has experienced the smell of bad tofu and it was truly like nothing I have ever smelled before.

If it's not smelly and not slimy then it should be fine.
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Isn't there a Far Side cartoon: When Potato Salad Goes Bad? :

Sorry, okay, ehem, that was OT.

I agree with pamered_mom....when it goes bad, you'll KNOW it!
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Good to know! I guess mine is still good then! Looks like I know what I am having for dinner tonight.... thanks!
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I never saw orangy-pink mold until I forgot about my tofu and discovered it in the back of the fridge!

Yeah, that was not edible. Smelly and slimy!
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