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Offline zetsyuk

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How long does suet last?
« on: September 03, 2011, 06:40:21 am »
I am interested in how long beef suet lasts in the freezer, refrigerator, and at room temperature.  Does anybody have any experience with this?  Does it matter where one gets the suet?  I'm looking to buy from U.S. Wellness unless anyone has a better vendor they can recommend.  Thanks for any feedback you can give me.



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Re: How long does suet last?
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2011, 01:29:45 am »
    Still sealed in plastic?  How are you talking?  I had some I bought that I never opened the plastic.  It lasted over a year (frozen).  It didn't go bad, it was still good when used.  I know butter loses something when frozen.  Butter has a higher water content.  That may be why.  I don't know of any tests on suet to see how long it lasts or what percentage of nutrients are lost etc.
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Re: How long does suet last?
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2011, 04:30:31 am »
I have kept some suet in an unsealed paper bag in the cupboard for close to a year with no noticeable bad effects (however, one bag of it absorbed some paper bag taste after some months--don't know why some did and most didn't). It seems to have the potential to last indefinitely if it doesn't get too hot and humid.
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