Re: Do poppy seeds go bad?




"Wayne Boatwright" <wayneboatwright_at_gmail.com> wrote in message
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> On Thu 19 Jan 2006 08:11:38p, Thus Spake Zarathustra, or was it
> CookieChick?
>
>> I have a huge, open container of poppy seeds that has to be about 5
>> years old. I was going to try and bake muffins with them. Anyone think
>> they are still good?
>
> They don't actually spoil in the sense of "rotten foofd", but they can
> become
> rancid and smell old. It won't hurt you to taste them, so I would let my
> smell and taste be my guide. I normally store them in the freezer.
>
I wonder if that's why I don't like poppy seeds. I associate poppy seeds
with a rancid flavor. Must've gotten a muffin made with old seeds once.
Chris


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