How to store boiled peanuts?

We have green peanuts that are boiled. Do you refrigerate the boiled peanuts in the salt water they were cooked in? Also, how long do they last in the fridge?

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Oct 18, 2013
Storing boiled peanuts
by: Bret

You can store boiled peanuts either in the brine, or drained. Refrigerating them in the brine will increase the wetness and flavor inside the shell, until the peanuts become saturated. Boiled peanuts stored in the refrigerator are good for about 7 to 10 days. Frozen boiled peanuts are good for several months.


Oct 12, 2017
Refrigerate?
by: naomi

If boiled peanuts are left in pot overnite are they ok to eat? I turned them off to cool and fell asleep.


Sep 28, 2019
How long at room temperature
by: Anonymous

They will last 24 hour at room temperature.

Oct 10, 2019
How long at room temperature
by: Bret

Anonymous wrote on Sep 28, 2019: "They will last 24 hour at room temperature."

Boiled peanuts will grow bacteria when left at room temperature for 24 hours. Per the US food and drug administration "Keeping food at proper temperatures — indoor and out — is critical in preventing the growth of foodborne bacteria. The key is to never let your picnic food remain in the "Danger Zone" — between 40 °F and 140 °F — for more than 2 hours, or 1 hour if outdoor temperatures are above 90 °F. This is when bacteria in food can
multiply rapidly, and lead to foodborne illness."

Bacteria grow most rapidly in the range of temperatures between 40 °F and 140 °F, doubling in number in as little as 20 minutes.

Why not just refrigerate boiled peanuts like you would cooked beans?

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