Shelf Life Tips
- How long does banana extract last? The precise answer depends to a large extent on storage conditions - to maximize the shelf life of banana extract store in a cool, dark cupboard, away from direct heat or sunlight.
How long does banana extract last at room temperature? Properly stored, banana extract will generally stay at best quality for about 3 to 4 years.
To maximize the shelf life of banana extract, keep the container tightly closed when not in use.
Is banana extract safe to use after the "expiration" date on the package? Yes, provided it is properly stored and the package is undamaged - commercially packaged banana extract will typically carry a "Best By," "Best if Used By," "Best Before," or "Best When Used By" date but this is not a safety date, it is the manufacturer's estimate of how long the banana extract will remain at peak quality.
How can you tell if banana extract is still good? Banana extract typically loses flavor over time - if the extract develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, it should be discarded.
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