How long does pickle last before getting spoiled?
The shelf life of pickles is impressive, and one jar can last you very long. Since pickles are made using lots of salt and oil, they remain fresh no matter what the season or weather conditions.
Pickles are fermented and will typically last you a year once they have been opened. The oil acts as a natural barrier against bacteria, viruses, and fungi, and since we have used mustard oil as a preservative, you don’t have to worry about your achaar going bad anytime soon.
It is recommended that you store the pickle in a cool, dry, and hygienic place, and you can also store it in the refrigerator. As long as it has been cooked well, packaged securely in air-tight containers, and handled carefully, your pickles will have a long shelf life.
However, if you are worried about the condition of your pickle, there are a few ways of telling if they are spoiled: if there is an unusual odour coming from the jar, it’s probably time to throw it out. If your metal lid is bulging, there is definitely something wrong, and if you scoop out some moldy pickle, don’t ponder for too long and dispose of it immediately!