once opened what is the refrigerator life of these 2 products? i opened both early spring but didn't do much w/either over the summer. now that fall is here i'm ready for more soups, etc. but how do i know if it/they are good or bad yet? don't want to consume anything expired. and of course these are my 2 most expensive staples:( thanks for help
I'd say they are fine. I have a tub of miso that is at least a year old, and I still use it. The miso & plums are sortof self-preserving foods. I'd say, unless you taste a difference in quality or they are visibly unpleasant looking, they are probably fine.
I just read this the other day: "The Japanese umeboshi plum, [...], is really an apricot, dried and salted, and has, appropriately, a shelf life of a hundred years." from The Lives of the Trees by Diana Wells