I bought a pita bread package, that I saw it writes: after opening keep in an airtight container and consume within 2 days.
The thing is that I am keeping it in the refrigerator and it is been more than 2 days and it looks fine.
I don't understand why they mention that taking into account that the package is quite big to be consumed within 2 days anyway (too many pita breads).
Is there something I should be cautious of?

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It's probably a "best before date," which means the pita bread will lose quality after that date.

Pita bread tends to dry out and get stale quickly.

  • Agreed on it being the 'best before' date, but there are two styles of pita -- pocket vs. non-pocket. The pocket stuff dries out quickly, but the non-pocket ones can have mor moisture and you may want to check them for any discoloration or other signs of mold if you're storing them long term
    – Joe
    Jun 23, 2020 at 12:12
  • @Joe: discoloration? How noticeable is that? In case there is something strange and I think it is ok.
    – Jim
    Jun 23, 2020 at 15:05
  • @Joe: You made me now be super suspicious. E.g. I see a small white circle in the size of a needle head in a corner. Is that concerning? I don't remember if it was exactly like that when I bought them
    – Jim
    Jun 23, 2020 at 15:25
  • @Joe: What is a non-pocket pita?
    – Jim
    Jun 23, 2020 at 15:26
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    @Jim : it's flatbread used as a wrap rather than as a pocket to be filled. kontos.com/product/pocket-less-pita-white-3 . As for the strange discolorations ... they start small and grow, but yeah, they're usually round. And they're really difficult to distinguish sometimes between leftover flour and patches of white mold. (green, red, or purple are obvious, though). When in doubt, cut it out (removing a bit of a margin, as mold sends out tendril-like structures)
    – Joe
    Jun 23, 2020 at 21:13

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