How long does balsamic vinegar last?

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asked 2 days ago in Other-Food Drink by Wanelaynes (310 points)
How long does balsamic vinegar last?

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answered 2 days ago by Cathy21 (10,020 points)
The shelf life of balsamic vinegar is around 3 years and after 3 years it starts losing it's freshness although it's still okay to use the balsamic vinegar past that time.

I've had bottles of opened but shut balsamic vinegar that was 5 and even 10 years old and it was still safe to use it so in my opinion the balsamic vinegar can last well past 3 years.

Although for the best results you should use the balsamic vinegar before 3 years.

Just make sure when you open the bottle of balsamic vinegar to keep the lid on it when not in use and I would also recommend refrigerating it as well even though you're not required to do so.

Unopened and completely sealed bottles of balsamic vinegar should last 10 years or even longer but mostly I use things such as vinegar and balsamic vinegar well before 10 years so it's usually not a problem.

But sometimes I'll forget I have things such as the balsamic vinegar at the back of the pantry years later and it's still okay to use.

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