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I think that they'd be safe, presuming they're free of mold. However, I'd imagine that the flavor of the roots have likely diminished. Give them a try, let us know how the flavor was after four years in a cardboard box.


As I have noted in a couple of other answers, I have worked in the CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods) industry for almost 30 years. It is safe to say that there is not a simple answer to this question. There are so many variables that it would be difficult to even go into all of them. Before I go further, let me say that common sense goes a long way. Most food ...


"Best by" or "Best Before" usually applies to something that's going to go off in a yucky but not dangerous way. Sour Cream is a good example...It's already off. Off is what you're paying for. It's not going to get more off in a way that doesn't include some pretty disgusting looking mold. Ketchup. It's good for about two years unrefrigerated...You'll know ...


According to me, it's better to store ripe tomatoes outside the fridge, stem-end down to keep them from rotting too quickly. And I found great tip on storing unripe tomatoes and making them ripen faster: http://www.listonic.com/protips/get/ozhdfpuszg <--I can only add, that you should put tomatoes and banana in paper bag.


My gut is telling me not to peel them and stick in the ground, and they will not only last forever, but grow small carrots.


Store them in refrigerator in a plastic box complety filled with water (more than a week completely fresh) Store them in refrigerator in a plastic box each layer separeted by the next one with kitchen paper to prevent moisture (5days nice and perfect without problem) Roll each carrot in a slightly umid kitchen paper and put it in a plastic box in ...


I think you just bought the wrong carrots. Carrots can keep for ages if they are mostly left in their natural state. But the cheap carrots in large German supermarkets tend to be quite processed before being sold. The ends are cut off, and the dirt is removed by some process (I don't know if it's chemical, physical, or both) which destroys their outer skin. ...


Was the limestone and hay wrapper cracked or the egg shells? Century eggs are really only a few weeks-months old, actually. Though they do keep for long periods at room temperature. They're also damn tasty and have a lot of ammonia i.e. Very high PH (basic) so unlikely to spoil.


I have worked in the CPG industry for almost 30 years. A few years back I had the privilege of representing one of the largest produce brands in the US. I learned quite a bit about produce storage and what speeds up the deterioration rate. One thing I noticed in your picture is that there appeared to be moisture (condensation) inside of the bag of carrots. ...


The problem with mold is that it's there even when you can't see it. So it's acceptable to cut off a moldy part of a hard shelled fruit or vegetable but not so for bread or other porous items. Carrots are pretty inexpensive so I recommend throwing them away. Especially if you're planning on eating them raw, as in salad. In the future, keep carrots in a well ...

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