Hummus is my favourite dishes from the Middle East because of it’s creaminess and spiciness but did you know it can make you sick if not stored properly or it’s expired?
Luckily, I found various ways to store the dish to keep it fresh longer.
So, how long does Hummus last?
With the dish becoming more common to most people even outside the middle east, questions arise about keeping it fresh and enjoying the meal a little more.
Here are some of the answers to the curiosity.
1. How long does Hummus last in the fridge?
When stored properly in the fridge, Hummus can last between 3 to 10 days.
2. How long does Hummus last in the freezer?
Hummus should last 6-8 months in the freezer as long as you store it immediately after purchase while it is still fresh.
3. How long does Hummus last after cooked?
Hummus can last between 3-5 days after cooking. Although when you prolong the days will be entirely at your own risk.
4. How long does Hummus last after best by date?
Hummus can last 6-8 months after best by date. Although it can have extensions to the expiration date only if you have a proper freezer.
5. How long does Hummus last once opened?
Hummus can last between 4-6 days if it is packaged. However, when it is homemade, it can take between 3-5 days.
6. How long does Hummus last out of the fridge?
It surely depends if it is out of the fridge opened or still in the package. When packaged, it takes two days while opened; it will take the same day.
7. How does bad Hummus look like?
For the case of Hummus, then your nose can be the best instrument to help you be specific with this. Bad Hummus always gives away a distinct sour sense of smell.
8. Will I get sick if I eat bad Hummus?
Definitely, yes. Bad Hummus can lead to food poisoning and stomach unrest.
9. When should you throw bad Hummus?
Immediately you the distinct sour smell starts coming out from the Hummus, then it is a sign that it is time to do away with it.
10. How should you store Hummus?
To help Hummus stay fresh longer, you need first to put it in a tightly sealed container.
Doing so will help minimize the amount of moisture absorbed. Also, make sure it is in the refrigerator for within 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
11. What is the lifespan of Hummus?
Hummus has a lifespan of up to 6-8 months.
12. Is it dangerous to eat expired Hummus?
It depends on how long you have stored the Hummus since the expiration date.
Is Your Hummus Out Of Date?
Hummus is a special delicious meal that is always worth the try.
It is safe to eat it even a few days after the expiration date.
The only thing you need to make sure of is that the food is in a tightly sealed container and immediately refrigerate.