Does dried fruit expire?

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Plan Bmanda said, (34 days ago)

I imagine if the packaging does not note a use by or purchase by date you should be okay. Lots of dried fruits use a preservative of sorts to keep the fruit package friendly. At the worst it might just be fermented in which case you will taste that something is not right.
I'm pretty sure banana chips can't go bad though...

Bustie said, (34 days ago)

I haven't really had this happen. I've had it taste not-so-fresh, but never actually go bad.

Centropomus said, (34 days ago)

If it's unsealed, yes.

om nom nom said, (34 days ago)

everything expires.

Jay Def said, (34 days ago)

I bought some sundried tomatoes, and they said "refrigerate after opening" so I'd guess so. :)

Khaaaaan said, (34 days ago)

Assuming it wasn't green to begin with, has it gone green?

retro.joe said, (34 days ago)

@om nom nom Dare I point out honey as the exception that proves the rule?

om nom nom said, (34 days ago)

show me 100,000 year old honey that's still edible.

Plan Bmanda said, (34 days ago)

I had some but then I eated it.

retro.joe said, (34 days ago)

@om nom nom Show me 100,000 year old honey that's not.

om nom nom said, (34 days ago)

it's called dirt.

Centropomus said, (34 days ago)

As long as you don't let it get unnaturally moist, honey kills any bacteria that try to grow in it, due to osmotic effects. So, if you leave out honey next to a swamp, it definitely could spoil, but if you leave it somewhere dry (say, an egyptian pyramid) it'll be fine. That said, honey won't kill inert bacterial spores, so creatures with high stomach pH, such as ruminants and nursing babies, would be just as likely to die from botulism even if you sealed the honey for 100,000 years.

retro.joe said, (34 days ago)

@om nom nom I like a little dirt and cinnamon on my english muffins in the morning.

That's a lie...I hate english muffins.

om nom nom said, (34 days ago)

@retro.joe well i guess dirt is edible, so you're right.

@Centropomus note to self: stop storing honey in the wife's vagina.

Garak said, (34 days ago)

i read this as "does dried fruit explode"

which would be amusing

"Would you care for a Craisin?"

KABOOM!

just sayin'

bizzy said, (34 days ago)

Craisins are the reason I started this thread.

Way to bring it back to home plate, G.

meschief said, (34 days ago)

I took dried up old raisins and cranberries and soaked them in rum over night and there were GREAT!

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