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I came across a totally buried bag of steel cut oats while cleaning out my pantry. They are 4 years old (I remember the bag because I bought it in Amish Country). Must have forgotten about them since we've eaten plenty of steel cut oats in the last 4 years! They look fine and smell fine. Keep or pitch? Everything I've read about them going bad says they smell rancid if they are bad. Thoughts?

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Last updated: Sep. 4, 2013 2:56 pm
Posted: Sep. 4, 2013 1:28 pm
 
Answered by: Mrs. J.
Sep. 4, 2013 1:40 pm
Leave it outside for the birds.
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Ed Canipelli
Sep. 4, 2013 1:49 pm
Pitch As soon as you cook them, the smell will come out
 
westcoastmom
Sep. 4, 2013 1:52 pm
If it was any other oats, I would say chuck it. But Steel cut should last a long time. As long as the bag was well sealed. Just have a look through all the grains and make sure you didn't have any insects lay eggs in there. My grandma would get teeny tiny weevil worms in her oats all the time, she had to start storing them in glass jars! If you're unsure, then like Mrs.J said, feed it to the birds ;)
 
Sarah
Sep. 4, 2013 2:03 pm
Thanks guys! I think as an extra precaution I will just feed them to the birds! I have other Steel cut oats on hand anyhow. :)
 
Mrs. J.
Sep. 4, 2013 2:27 pm
(:
 
KingSparta
Sep. 4, 2013 2:50 pm
Mrs. J. that was a very nice answer, birds are pretty, and can use the helping hand.
 
Mrs. J.
Sep. 4, 2013 2:56 pm
(:
 
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