Vegetable Butter Storage Tips and Guidelines
Vegetable Butters differ in the type of fats they contain and the rate in which they oxidize and deteriorate. Vegetable Butters that are incredibly rich in essential fatty acids typically have the shortest shelf life. Hemp Seed Butter is an example.
To maximize the shelf life of your vegetable butters, follow the below tips:
Store your vegetable butters in air-tight containers, and be certain that the seal on the jars is fully closed.
Store your butters in a cool location.
Maintain the Integrity of Your Vegetable Butters
Don't allow unsterilized items like your fingers to come into direct contact with the butters that you are storing. Instead, scoop out the quantity of butter that you need using a clean utensil and leave the integrity of your primary jars of vegetable butter intact. Avoid coughing or sneezing in proximity to your butter.
Butters can melt during shipment. This is most common during the summer months or in warmer regions, but it can happen during cooler months as well. Vegetable butters should become solid again within a few hours (or sometimes days, depending on the butter) if stored at room temperature.
Vegetable Butters can be stored in the fridge if room permits.
Shelf Life of Vegetable Butters
Below is a list that displays the typical shelf lives for vegetable butters when stored properly. When receiving new shipments of vegetable butters, we recommend that you record the date of receipt and the shelf life on the label to help you keep track.
1 - 2 Years:
Shea, Crushed & Refined
Organic Shea, Crushed & Refined
Cocoa, Pure Prime Pressed
Cocoa, Ultra Refined