How long to store mayonnaise?
How long to store mayonnaise? When the mayonnaise sets, it delights young and old. Simple and creamy, it is as easy to prepare as it is tasty. Can we extend our tasting the next day? What is the shelf life of homemade mayonnaise and industrial mayonnaise?
Whether it’s to accompany a starter or to dip your fries, nothing like a mayonnaise. Homemade or industrial, the egg, oil and mustard-based sauce is unanimous with all gourmets. Economical, easy and quick to prepare, it delights us all year round. But once prepared, how long can you enjoy it? If it is industrial, can it be kept until the expiry date? We tell you everything.
Storage time for homemade mayonnaise
Twenty-four hours for some, a week for others… From one house to another, practices differ. The AFSSA (French Food Safety Agency) asks professionals to limit the shelf life of homemade mayonnaise to 24 hours after making it. The latter must then be stored in an airtight container in a cool place, at a temperature less than or equal to 4°C. In the Guide to good hygiene practices for caterers and restaurateurs, the same observation is made.
Shelf life of an industrial mayonnaise
Purchased in supermarkets, in a tube or in a jar, artificial mayonnaise can be consumed up to 10 weeks after opening the jar. A little tip: note the date you opened your jar on the label.
The trick to keep your mayonnaise longer
Twenty-four hours of conservation, it is not enough? It is possible to extend the shelf life of homemade mayonnaise. Add lemon or vinegar to your preparation and keep your mayonnaise fresh for another day.
How do you know if the mayonnaise is still good?
When mayonnaise is no longer fit for consumption, it emits a strong, foul odor. Due to oxidation, the color of its surface becomes darker than at the bottom of the container. When the mayonnaise turns, mold may also appear on the surface.
And if you have an industrial mayonnaise, the storage conditions must be written on the jar. Once the expiry date has been reached, know that it is quite possible to consume it the following weeks if you have not yet opened the jar/
Can you freeze mayonnaise?
Mayonnaise is one of the foods that cannot be frozen. Although the freezer allows it to be kept longer, it may lose its smoothness and become rubbery. Also, the content of raw eggs induces a risk in terms of bacteria. Better not to try!