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Canned Coconut milk consumption?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 14, 2011 at 1:30 PM

I use coconut milk for my coffee in the morning and an occasional "berry dessert" but I just noticed that the can says to consume within 2 days of opening. 1 can of full fat coconut milk usually lasts about 5-7 days. Is there a reason for the "expiration" date and am I doing myself any harm by not following it?

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on February 14, 2011
at 02:21 PM

Two days is extremely conservative. Even fresh meat can last longer than that. If you transfer it from the original container it should last 4-5 days just fine.

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on February 14, 2011
at 02:18 PM

I don't know why there is an expiry date, but I tend to respect it as much as possible: I shake the can very well, and put half the content in the fridge and half in the freezer.

Even if there is no ill effect from consuming coconut milk after the expiry date, I enjoy it much less, as it tends to become more acidic and less pleasant with time.

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on February 14, 2011
at 02:23 PM

BTW, I think there was a similar question asked recently but cannot find it anymore...

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on February 15, 2011
at 05:23 AM

I have consumed it a week later. It tasted normal and no ill effects.

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on February 14, 2011
at 06:11 PM

If it's still around after two days (I use a can relatively quickly) I would still use it. I haven't noticed any acidity, and actually like it cool/cold after being in the fridge as some of it congeals and makes for a tasty snack.

Still, I drink enough tea/coffee to where that can is gone within the day.

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