The Ultimate Condiment Guide

condiments and spices(BlackDoctor.org) — No matter the kitchen, just about each and every one contains some essential food accessories…otherwise known as condiments. But do you know how long is too long to have that ketchup, those pickles, etc. around for?

Here’s a handy condiment expiration guide to help you figure out what to keep and what to toss:

Broth

Unopened: 1 year
Opened: 2 days in the fridge.

Butter

In the Fridge: 3 months (store extra sticks in the freezer for up to a year).

Juice

Unopened: 1 year
Opened: 1 week in the fridge.

Fresh Eggs

Unopened: 2-5 weeks in the fridge
Opened: Use now

Half and Half

Unopened: 4 weeks in the fridge
Opened: 1 week in the fridge.

Ketchup

Unopened: 1 year
Opened: 1 month in the pantry, longer in the fridge.

Mayo

Unopened: 2-3 months
Opened: 2 months in the fridge. Be sure to refrigerate after opening, and never leave mayo out of the fridge for more than two hours.

Mustard

Unopened: 2 years
Opened: 6-8 months in the pantry or the fridge.

Olives

Unopened: 1 year
Opened: 1-2 months in the fridge.

Peanut Butter

Unopened: 6-9 months
Opened: 2 -3 months, longer in the fridge.

Pickles

Unopened: 1 year
Opened: 1-2 months in the fridge.

Salad Dressing

Unopened: 10-12 months
Opened: 3 months in the fridge.

Sour Cream

Unopened: 2 weeks in the fridge
Opened: 2 weeks in the fridge.

Tomato Paste

Unopened: 1 year
Opened: 5 days in the fridge.

Vegetable Oil

Unopened: 6 months
Opened: 1-3 months. For best results, store open vegetable oil in the fridge.

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