How to Tell if Tofu Has Gone Bad

By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 16, 2017
How to Tell if Tofu Has Gone Bad

Owing to its properties and health benefits, tofu is the perfect alternative for people who don't eat meat. It's a type of soy bean curd, which is still largely unknown in many cuisines around the world. If this is also the case and you don't know how to tell if tofu has gone off, don't miss these explanations that we've prepared at OneHowTo. We'll tell you all you need to know about how to tell if your tofu has gone bad.

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Steps to follow:

The first indication to know if tofu has gone bad will be its appearance. Does it look bad? If it is yellow, brown or has mold creeping up in certain areas, then don't even think about eating it!


Another way of knowing if the tofu has gone off is by its smell. As with any other spoiled food, tofu also gives off a rotten smell indicating that the time has come to throw it away. In fact, good tofu doesn't smell of anything, so if upon smelling it you notice some strange aroma, it's best to not risk it, even though the smell can also be an impregnation odor of any other ingredient you may have in the fridge.


Usually, the manufacturer recommends the number of days that the tofu can be opened and remain in good condition in the fridge on the packaging. Therefore, it is best to follow these tips and not risk it. And if in any doubt whatsoever, throw it away! Paying attention to the expiry date is another good way of knowing whether the tofu is off or soon could be.

How to Tell if Tofu Has Gone Bad - Step 3

In this sense, a trick to keep the tofu in a good condition is to keep it in the liquid which it comes in. And of course, don't forget to store your tofu in a well-sealed package or container.

For more useful tricks to avoid this product from rotting too soon, take a look at how to keep Tofu fresh and make sure it lasts as long as it can!


If you're unsure when it's safe to eat food and when it's passed its time and needs throwing away, take a look at other articles that will tell you if food is still safe to eat:

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