How to store mayonnaise correctly

The shelf life of mayonnaise depends on whether it is closed or opened, as well as on the temperature and storage conditions. Unopened mayonnaise can be stored at temperatures from 0 to 18 degrees in a dry, dark and ventilated place. This mayonnaise can be stored from 20 to 90 days, depending on the composition and manufacturer. The shelf life is indicated on the packaging.

Opened mayonnaise should only be stored in the refrigerator at a temperature no higher than 7 degrees. The maximum shelf life is from 1 week to two. It is better to transfer mayonnaise from plastic packaging to a glass jar with a lid to prevent contact with air and germs. You should not lick the knife or spoon you use to open or remove mayonnaise, so as not to introduce saliva into it. We also do not recommend licking the cut edge of a packet of mayonnaise – this will introduce millions of microorganisms into it. As a result, the product will deteriorate.How to store mayonnaise correctly

Homemade mayonnaise should be stored in the same way as open industrial mayonnaise – in the refrigerator in a glass jar with a lid. But the shelf life of homemade mayonnaise is even shorter – no more than 3-4 days. If you add mustard or vinegar to homemade mayonnaise, you can extend the shelf life to 5-6 days.

Do not store mayonnaise in the freezer or at very low temperatures. This can cause the sauce to separate and lose flavor and consistency.


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