My almond flour smells slightly off

Asked January 22, 2014, 5:12 AM EST

I'm afraid it may be going rancid. Do I have to throw it out or is it safe? Or is there a corrective measure I can perform?

Licking County Ohio

1 Response

What you are smelling is rancid fats in the flour. It is a very distinct smell, but hard to describe. The best way to learn is by comparison. Smell some fresh, clean flour and remember what it is like. Any kind of unpleasant odor you smell would be considered rancid and should be discarded.