How long do pickled onions last unopened?

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asked Nov 17, 2023 in Other-Food Drink by Ryanpelly (1,560 points)
How long do pickled onions last unopened?

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answered Nov 17, 2023 by femealeofinternets (27,000 points)
Pickled onions in pressure canning jars can last for years when unopened and once opened they last for around 3 weeks.

In regular jars the pickled onions last for around 3 weeks unopened.

Once you open a jar of pickled onions they should be kept in the fridge.

Or if you have the pickled onions in a regular jar with just a rubber seal the pickled onions should be kept in the fridge until you eat them.

If sealed in canning jars the pickled onions don't need refrigeration if kept sealed unless you open them.

Pickled onions last for around 3 weeks after opening them and being kept in the refrigerator.

If kept sealed in canning jars the pickled onions can last for around 5 years or longer.

You can eat pickled onions plain or eat the pickled onions with hamburgers, sandwiches, salads, eating them straight, adding them to tacos, hot dogs, burritos, soups, chili, stews etc.

The benefits of pickled onions are boosted immune system, improved cardiovascular health, reduced risk of heart disease and stroke, weight loss and improved digestion.

There is nutritional value in pickled onions as they contain many nutritious vitamins and nutrients.

Pickled onions are good for your liver as pickled onions contain antioxidants which benefits the liver and also protects against cancer.

Pickled onions also contain several nutrients which include potassium, folate, vitamin B9 and phosphorus.

Pickled onions are good for blood pressure and digestive health as pickled onions contain prebiotics and probiotics and digestive enzymes which can lower blood pressure and reduce risk of stroke and heart disease.

Pickled onions are good for you as pickled onions are rich in vitamin B9 and folate which can improve your cardiovascular health.

Pickled onions are good for cholesterol as pickled onions contain 0 cholesterol and are low in fat as well as being low in calories.

Pickled onions are good for your heart when eaten in moderation as they can also lower blood pressure and reduce risk of heart disease and stroke and aid in digestion.

However when consumed in excess the pickled onions can be bad for the heart and increase your risk of heart disease, stroke and other health issues.

Pickled onions are bad for you because the pickled onions are high in sodium content which can lead to high blood pressure, increased risk of stroke and heart disease.

Consumed in moderation though pickled onions can be healthy.

If you eat too many pickled onions it can lead to stomach pain, diarrhea, bloating and other gastrointestinal problems.

Pickled onions can go soft if you brine the pickled onions in salt and water first which makes for a softer pickled onion.

To keep your pickled onions from going soft soak the peeled onions in concentrated brine solution for 24 hours (no more no less) before pickling.

This stage is really necessary as it draws the moisture out of the onions and it is this that contributes most to keeping them crisp.

Then rinse the onions with clean water to remove saltiness.

Pickled onions last for around 4 weeks in the fridge if they're homemade and store bought pickled onions last for around 2 to 3 months after opening or a few years or even longer when sealed.

Some things you can do with pickled onions are.

Eat them plain.

Add them to hamburgers, soups, stews etc.

Add them to a salad! This roasted cauliflower salad and this grilled potato salad show them off well.
Stuff them in a sandwich!
Pile them on a burger!
Top them onto any Mexican dish!
Add them to a bowl!

You can also add pickled onions to sandwiches or hot dogs.

Brighten up any deli sandwich, burger, or saucy BBQ sandwich.

Tacos: The sweet acidity is especially good on fish tacos and carnitas.

Mayo-based salads: Add chopped pickled red onions to egg salads and potato salads, or use as a topper for deviled eggs.

Pickled onions are onions that are pickled in a solution of vinegar and salt, often with other preservatives and flavorings.

There is a variety of small white pickled onions known as 'silverskin' onions; due to imperfections they are pickled instead of being wasted.

Pickling onions are usualy thin layered and small.

Similar to pearl onions, but a little larger, and a little smaller than boiling onions, although the boiling type can also be used.

The vinegar in pickle juice can help your belly stay healthy, too.

Vinegar is a fermented food.

Fermented foods are good for your digestive system.

They encourage the growth and healthy balance of good bacteria and flora in your gut.

Homemade pickled onions will last about 2-4 weeks in the fridge, while store-bought pickled onions can last 2-3 months after opening.

Always make sure to check your expiration dates on store-bought food.

And if there's any mold, throw the whole jar away.

Fermented vegetables such as sauerkraut or pickled red onions contain high amounts of good probiotics and digestive enzymes.

Maintaining a healthy gut flora can aid your digestion and overall energy levels.

When your pickles are placed in enough vinegar and the jar is properly sealed, they should be safe to eat.

The trouble comes when the canning process isn't performed correctly.

If any of the canning steps aren't followed exactly, your new creation could become a breeding ground for harmful bacteria like botulism.

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