How long do boiled peanuts last before spoiling?

by Sirezen
(Manila, Philippines)

How long do boiled peanuts last before spoiling? Also, does the water I use for boiling peanuts affect their texture?

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May 18, 2013
Boiled peanuts' shelf life and texture
by: Bret

When refrigerated, boiled peanuts stay fresh for about 7 to 10 days. Frozen boiled peanuts are good for at least 6 months, perhaps up to one year.

Boiled peanuts must be refrigerated or frozen or they will spoil quickly. Think of them as boiled beans, since peanuts are legumes.

Water quality can affect the texture of boiled peanuts if the water is full of minerals, so called hard water. You will have to boil your peanuts longer before they soften if your water is hard.

See this article for more information about boiled peanuts texture and this article regarding how to shorten boiling times.

Nov 13, 2013
How long do boiled peanuts last in crockpot?
by: Anonymous

I work at a store that's open 24 hours, and I would like to known how long will boiled peanuts last in a crock pot?

Dec 29, 2013
How long boiled peanuts last in a crock-pot
by: Bret

It depends on the temperature of the slow cooker, and other factors. If the public is serving their own boiled peanuts from the slow cooker, then the peanuts may also become contaminated. Microbial contamination can occur from the utensil used to scoop the peanuts, or through coughing or sneezing near the crock-pot when the cover is removed.

I think under the best of conditions they might be edible for 24 hours. The only way to know if they are still good is to taste them.

Food safety requires that cold foods be kept at 40 °F or colder, and that hot foods be kept at 140 °F or hotter. These temperatures reduce microbial growth, but do not stop it completely. You should refer to your city, county, and state food safety departments for the specific requirements in your locality.

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