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solardude
Jun 2, 2015 1:47 PM CST
I just discovered some applesauce that I canned Oct., 2011. It is now June 2015. It looks & smells good, but I suspect that it should NOT be eaten. Thoughts? Thanks DutchLady1! I also tasted a tiny bit and it tasted yum. The seal was super strong.
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Dutchlady1
Jun 2, 2015 2:02 PM CST
Personally I would say that if it smells and looks fine, it's probably fine, but I'm pretty liberal with expiration dates.

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Weedwhacker
Jun 2, 2015 6:28 PM CST
I agree that it's probably fine... but I personally wouldn't eat home canned food that's that old. Uh -- except maybe salsa, I'm pretty sure there have been years of "bumper crops" of salsa here that carried over that long Rolling my eyes.
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Dutchlady1
Jun 2, 2015 6:43 PM CST
So why salsa yes but applesauce no, Sandy? Just curious?

Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Jun 2, 2015 6:51 PM CST
Dutchlady1 said:So why salsa yes but applesauce no, Sandy? Just curious?


That's a very good question, Hetty... maybe because I like salsa more than applesauce?? *Blush* Big Grin
(or because I actually don't know the definitive answer to the question...)

On the other hand, salsa is a more acidic (lower pH) product than applesauce, and I have somewhat of a bias in terms of feeling higher-acid foods are somewhat safer. Shrug!
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