How can I tell if kimchi has gone bad?

How to Tell If Kimchi Has Gone Bad. Generally speaking, if stored properly, kimchi doesn’t go bad, it just ripens. When kimchi ripens, the flavor becomes sourer. But that doesn’t mean it is no longer edible.Click to see full answer. Moreover, does kimchi go bad in the refrigerator?If opened and stored in the fridge, it will not last years, but will last weeks. After opened, the kimchi will continue to change its taste, from not-all-the-way done (not fermented enough), to done, to getting sour, to sour, to gross and finally to gross/fizz.Secondly, can you get food poisoning from kimchi? Kimchi is a fermented food. I usually ferment mine in a ceramic bowl or possibly a Mason Jar. There is a slight possibility hostile organisms can infect your food during the fermentation process producing compound that can get you really sick. That said in all the batches of kimchi I’ve made none have made me sick. Also to know is, how long does kimchi stay good for? Most of these can keep for several months to a few years. Homemade Kimchi can last for several weeks to months. Kimchi will continue to ferment even after several months, changing its taste over time. If you don’t like the taste of over-fermented Kimchi, you might have to discard after three months.What does bad kimchi smell like?Kimchi’s unique taste is what makes people love it or loathe it. The dish, a red-hued, tangy mix of vegetables and seafood sauces, is sour like vinegar, garlicky, pungent in taste and smell, and has an effervescent kick. “But it’s difficult because the smell is linked to the flavor of the kimchi.”

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