Does Almond Flour Go Bad? 4 Ways to Check!

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Can almond flour go bad?

Almond flour, just like a lot of gluten free baking ingredients is expensive and we never want to waste it. Does almond flour go bad? Yes, it can and I’ll share the signs to look for and how to extend its shelf life.

Does Almond Flour Go Bad? A bowl of almond flour.

Does Almond Flour Go Bad? 4 Signs

Here are a few signs to look out for to determine if almond flour has gone bad:

  1. Visual inspection: Check for any discoloration or mold growth on the almond flour. If you notice any green, black, or white spots, it’s an indication of spoilage, and the flour should not be consumed.
  2. Smell: Give the almond flour a sniff. If it has a rancid or unpleasant odor, it is likely spoiled and should be discarded.
  3. Texture: Almond flour should have a fine, texture with a bit of grit. If you find any clumps, hardened portions, or signs of moisture, it may have absorbed moisture or gone bad.
  4. Taste: If the almond flour has an off or bitter taste, it could be a sign it went bad.
Does Almond Flour Go Bad? A spoon of almond flour.

It’s important to note that almond flour has a relatively short shelf life compared to whole almonds because it contains the oils found in almonds, which can turn rancid over time.

To maximize almond flour’s shelf life, store almond flour in an airtight container in your refrigerator or freezer.

If you suspect that your almond flour has gone bad or you’re unsure about its freshness, it’s best to err on the side of caution and discard it.

Using spoiled almond flour can lead to an unpleasant taste and potentially cause foodborne illness.

Does Almond Flour Go Bad? A bowl of almond flour with a spoon.

Is it ok to use expired almond flour?

Yes, it is ok to use expired almond flour as long as it doesn’t taste odd, smell bad, or have mold.

How long does almond flour last after expiration date?

Almond flour usually lasts 1-2 months after the expiration date if stored at room temperature. It can last up to a year if you follow these almond flour storage tips.

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Carol Lovett is the founder of Ditch the Wheat and a Globe and Mail bestselling author of the cookbook, Ditch the Wheat. She has been eating gluten free since 2010. She loves all things food, natural living, and spiritual. She's also a reiki master and crystal healer.

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