Food Storage - How long can you keep...


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Keeps indefinitely



  • How long does sea salt last? The answer depends to a large extent on storage conditions - store sea salt in a cool, dry area and keep tightly covered at all times.
  • How long does sea salt last at room temperature? Properly stored, sea salt will remain safe to consume indefinitely.
  • Is sea salt safe to use after the "expiration date"? Yes, sea salt will remain safe to use indefinitely provided it has been stored properly and the package is undamaged - commercially packaged sea salt 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 sea salt will remain at peak quality.
  • Does sea salt ever expire? No, when properly stored and kept free from contaminants, sea salt has an indefinite shelf life.
  • If sea salt changes color, is it still safe to use? Yes, after prolonged storage, sea salt may change color somewhat, but it will still be safe to consume if it has been stored properly.

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