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Forgot gherkins in the fridge? when they belong in the trash

2022-05-19T06:57:21.092Z

Forgot gherkins in the fridge? when they belong in the trash Created: 05/19/2022, 08:43 By: Anne Tessin Do you also have a forgotten pickle jar at the back of the fridge? Do the gherkins still keep in them, or should they go in the trash? This is how you make the right decision. In potato salad, at the barbecue buffet, or just in between: gherkins are always a good idea and you usually have th



Forgot gherkins in the fridge?

when they belong in the trash

Created: 05/19/2022, 08:43

By: Anne Tessin

Do you also have a forgotten pickle jar at the back of the fridge?

Do the gherkins still keep in them, or should they go in the trash?

This is how you make the right decision.

In potato salad, at the barbecue buffet, or just in between: gherkins are always a good idea and you usually have them at home.

An opened jar keeps for a while, but how long exactly?

If you have found something in the fridge and the gherkins are sloshing around in the cloudy broth, you are sure to ask yourself the question:

can these gherkins still be eaten?

That's really the case with the shelf life of pickles.

Shelf life of pickles: When the jar is open

Vegetables are pickled in vinegar to make them

last longer

.

Preserved in this way, the shelf life of cucumbers increases from up to three weeks in their original state to an impressive

18 months

- but only in the unopened jar.

Once the gherkin jar is open, the shelf life drops rapidly to around

three months

.

And only if you comply with these conditions:

  • The opened jar of gherkins must be

    stored in the

    refrigerator - preferably in the

    upper part

     at around eight degrees.

  • You only remove the cucumbers with

    clean cutlery

    .

    So never lick the fork beforehand or reach into the glass with your bare fingers.

  • The remaining

    gherkins must be completely covered with the vinegar

    .

    This is particularly important if you have used some of the stock for potato salad, pasta salad and the like.

  • The jar must always be tightly closed.

Pickles in a jar can be found in every pantry, but as soon as the jar is open, the clock starts ticking.

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Tip:

If you have used too much of the gherkin water and the remaining gherkins are left to dry, top up the jar with homemade brew.

To do this, boil a

1:2 mixture of vinegar and water

and pour the cooled brew into the glass.

This is how you keep pickles longer.

Recognize spoiled pickles

It is best to write

on the lid with a smudge-proof pen when you opened the gherkin jar

.

But even if you forgot, you can tell whether the gherkins are still edible or whether they should be thrown away.

First of all, take a close look: Is the

spice brew milky-cloudy

or discolored in a different way?

Has

mold

formed on the brew, in the lid or on the edge of the glass?

Do the cucumbers look dried up?

If none of this is the case, do the

smell test

: does the contents of the glass still smell appetizing, or has a musty or spoiled scent crept in?

If both the sight and smell test are good, you can also dare to take the last step, the

taste test

.

However, if only one of these sub-areas is negative, the gherkins belong in the garbage.

(ante)

Source: merkur

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