Peanut Butter

Peanut Butter How is it that a food as creamy as peanut butter can sit for months and months on pantry shelves without going bad? It's because oil--in this case peanut oil--and water don't mix. Peanut oil won't accommodate the water required to support spoilage bacteria. No water, no spoilage, which is why peanut butter can remain wholesome for up to a year. 

Peanut Butter Shelf Life
Peanut Butter, opened2-3 months6 months
Peanut Butter, unopened6-9 months- -
Handling Tips: 
Refrigeration not needed. Keeps longer if refrigerated. Serve at room temperature.
Boyer, Renee, and Julie McKinney. "Food Storage Guidelines for Consumers." Virginia Cooperative Extension (2009): n. pag. Web. 7 Dec 2009.

"Cupboard Storage Chart." K-State Research and Extension n. pag. Web. 23 Dec 2009. <>.

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