Food freshness

Before your cabinets and fridge become mold incubators, take a minute to check things out.

The pantry             The  fridge                    The freezer

Dried black beans-1 year                             Open salsa- 1 month                                              Frozen broccoli- 9 months

Opened almonds- 1 month                          Open mayo-a month after the jar date                  Beef- 8 months

Open peanut butter- 3 months                    Meats- 3 to 5 days                                                 Fresh shrimp- 9 months

Unopened Mayonnaise- 1 year                    Open Italian dressing- 8 months                            Salmon-10 weeks

Open tortilla chips- 1 week                          Raw eggs in shell- 1 month                                    Homemade chili- 8 months

Milk- smell it or give it the coffee test           Strawberries- 10 months

Some hints to preserve your foods longevity.

1. Use tupperware or sealable bags to preserve your products, including bread and chips.

2. Keep your fridge chilly but not too cold. The lower temp will help keep food fresher by a couple days,

plus who doesn’t love cold milk!

3. Do not overload the fridge with too much junk. An overstuffed fridge doesn’t function as well.

4. Use your nose and eyes. If food looks OK and doesn’t smell or have a weird sheen to it, it is most likely good.

5. If it smells odd, looks a bit off, is slimy, or seems like it would not be good, it probably isn’t. Error on the side

of caution and throw it away.