- by Manipal Hospitals
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- Feb 09 2017
Know about Expiration (Shelf life) of daily items!
With the advent of weekly and monthly purchasing habits, bulk purchases are made in order to save time. However, not all products have a long shelf life, i.e. remain without getting spoilt. Even if you were to prepare dishes with the greatest fines, if the components of the dish are not fresh; it would end up being a disaster.
Benefits of Refrigerator
Given below are some of the indispensible commodities and their expected shelf life.
- Milk: It is typically safe for 2 or 3 days after “use by” date. Please note that it will have to be stored where the temperatures are the coldest
- Butter: can stay fresh up to 2 or 3 weeks from the day of purchase
- Margarine: can last for 4 to 6 months after purchase
- Eggs: They will have to be stored in the coolest place in the refrigerator and they typically last for about 3 to 5 weeks
- Fish: does not last long, they will have to be cooked pretty quickly; they should not be stored for more than 2 days
- Dry Pasta: They have a very long shelf life, they last about 1 or 2 years
- Canned Fruits and Vegetables: Unless they are exposed to freezing temperatures or temperatures above 90°F, they will pretty much last indefinitely
- Meat: in general will have a low shelf life Chiken, ground meat and ground poultry may last no longer than 2 days. However, pre-cooked poultry could last as long as 4 days. Packed Lucheon meats are pretty safe for about 2 to 3 weeks
Refrigerators have become a saving grace for people who do bulk purchases. However, not all products retain their essential quality even when stored in a refrigerator. Most of the products lose their initial texture, freshness and taste. Here comes the importance of knowing the shelf life of products, which have become a part of our daily routine.
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