SIGN UP

Do dried pulses go off?

Avatar Image
Iluvspikey | 20:59 Mon 05th Nov 2012 | Food & Drink
6 Answers
I had rather a meaty chicken carcass left over, and a cold coming on, so I had the idea to make soup. I went into the 'cupboard next to the cooker' where the sandwich maker, George Forman grill, bread maker, fancy finger - sorry vegetable slicer and any other un-used kitchenalia that seemed like a good idea at the time lives and bought out my box that holds stuff I've no room for in the pantry, eg essences, dried fruit, nuts, ice cream wafers, spices and pulses. I have an opened but well re-sealed pack of 'country soup and casserole mix, consisting of dried peas, red and green lentils, pearl barley and harriot beans, they must be about two years old - would they be safe to use do you think?

Answers

1 to 6 of 6rss feed

Best Answer

No best answer has yet been selected by Iluvspikey. Once a best answer has been selected, it will be shown here.

For more on marking an answer as the "Best Answer", please visit our FAQ.
If they don't smell musty, and there is nothing crawling about in them, give them a go!
Question Author
thanks boxtops! further investigation in said cupboard has revealed in one of my many washed and reused ice-cream tubs, I opened the first one and found all my Christmas cake decortions, and the second one a bag of pearl barley and some red lentils, both in date so I'll use those instead. Got a feeling if I went to the very back of the cupboard, I'd end up in Narnia!
LOL, I bet you can't beat my 1998 jar of Marmite.... :-(
I'd certainly give them a go if they smelled OK, Iluvspikey. As long as they're not mouldy, they should be fine. After all, boxtops eats Marmite from the last century, and it's not killed her, so what harm could a few aged lentils do
Older pulses might need to be cooked for longer, particularly the larger pulses - red lentils almost always cook to mush, but maybe not the green ones.

1 to 6 of 6rss feed

Do you know the answer?

Do dried pulses go off?

Answer Question >>

Related Questions

Sorry, we can't find any related questions. Try using the search bar at the top of the page to search for some keywords, or choose a topic and submit your own question.