LAST UPDATED: June 1, 2019 by Ryan M
There is nothing in sugar that “goes bad” in a traditional sense. Sugar has an indefinite shelf life. Most manufacturers put a 2-year best by date label on their packaging, but sugar is safe to consume indefinitely.
All types of sugar will dry out over time as the moisture evaporates, causing it to harden and clump together. Sugar is still safe to consume at this stage, though. To prevent or slow down this process, you can store the sugar in an airtight container in a moisture-free environment. Storing it in the refrigerator for long-term storage work well too.
Disclaimer: I’m not a doctor. Please consult with your doctor before eating expired sugar.
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- The people of New Guinea were most likely the first to domesticate sugar cane around 8000 B.C.
- In the 16th century, a teaspoon of sugar cost the equivalent of five dollars in London.
- The simplest method to soften sugar is to heat it n the microwave for 30 seconds.
- Honey also never expires and is safe to consume indefinitely.
- HuffingtonPost.com – 11 Foods That Shouldn’t Ever Need An Expiration Date
- CanItGoBad.net – Can Sugar Go Bad?