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Does garlic go bad? How long can it last?

Asked by erik (63points) January 23rd, 2007
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gailcalled's avatar
Don't usually dessicates rather than spoils. When you peel off papery layer, you will find a dried brownish little thing..clearly not edible. Will last for several weeks, depending on temp. of kitchen..G
nomtastic's avatar
it can also mold if left in too moist an environment.
samkusnetz's avatar
rots on the windowsill in my kitchen after about two weeks.
sarahsugs's avatar
My mom has a little garlic keeper - it's a ceramic container with a lid and some cutouts for air. Perhaps it's supposed to keep the garlic fresh longer. I bet a store like Sur La Table or Crate and Barrel would carry one.
lilakess's avatar
Also, when it starts to sprout green, it's likely to be bitter. Any sign of green growth and you will want to chuck it.
bob's avatar
I just cut out the green sprouts. But maybe it's still bitter and I just haven't noticed.
darwinsbulldog's avatar
try keeping you garlic in some sand in a flower pot.
oasis's avatar

Don’t buy so much and use within the first week.

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