If you have ever opened a can of tomato paste and only used a small portion of it, you may have been wondering what to do with the rest of the can. Can you store tomato paste in the fridge? How long does tomato paste last in the fridge? In this blog post, we will answer those questions and provide some tips on how to store tomato paste correctly!
Tomato paste is made from tomatoes that have been cooked down and concentrated. It is a thick, red paste that is typically used as a flavor enhancer in recipes. Because of its concentration, a little tomato paste goes a long way!
So, can you store tomato paste in the fridge? Yes, you can! In fact, storing tomato paste in the fridge is the best way to extend its shelf life. Tomato paste that is stored in a cool, dark place will last for up to six months.
When you are ready to use your tomato paste, simply take it out of the fridge and allow it to come to room temperature. You can then use it as you would any other type of tomato paste.
How to tell if tomato paste is bad?
If your tomato paste has been stored in the fridge for longer than six months, it is probably time to toss it. You can also tell if tomato paste is bad if it has changed color or texture. If your tomato paste is lumpy, watery, or has mold on it, it should be thrown away.
Now that you know how to store tomato paste and how to tell if it has gone bad, put that knowledge to use the next time you have a recipe that calls for it! And don’t forget, a little tomato paste goes a long way, so you may want to consider halving your recipes that call for it. That way, you can use up the entire can before it expires. Bon appetit!
Do you have any tips for storing tomato paste? Share them with us in the comments below! And if you have a recipe that calls for tomato paste, be sure to share it with us as well! We would love to try it out. Thanks for reading and happy cooking! 🙂