Questions tagged [storage-lifetime]

Questions specifically about the expected shelf life of a food item.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0 votes
1 answer
11 views

Is my vegan icing shelf stable?

I make a vegan buttercream icing with Crisco, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and soy milk/nut milk/water. If I skip the soy milk/nut milk and use water for the liquid, is the icing totally shelf ...
user avatar
  • 331
1 vote
0 answers
27 views

How long can you safely store used cooking oil without refrigeration in a kitchen? [duplicate]

In these frugal days, I have started filtering and reusing my cooking oil when I deep fry items e.g. pork escalope etc. I strain the oil through kitchen paper and a fine sieve and when cool, pour back ...
user avatar
  • 2,359
0 votes
0 answers
53 views

Under what conditions does the fat in durum wheat semolina go rancid and how can you tell?

I have a packet of wholewheat couscous that is three months past its best before date but was stored in optimal, cool dry conditions. On opening the pack, there was a distinctive but not unpleasant &...
user avatar
  • 2,359
0 votes
0 answers
16 views

Homemade egg pasta dough storage [duplicate]

My Situation I've made fresh pasta from Jamie Oliver's basic recipe for fresh egg pasta, and my family enjoyed it very much. I made it from 600g of flour and 6 eggs, which was bit more pasta dough ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
29 views

Will my expired cake mix rise? [duplicate]

I have a package of Koopmans Oud-Hollandse Appelkaneel Cake mix that I think my family bought from Aldi a few years back, which is well past its expiration date. I know that baking powder in cake ...
user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
270 views

How long can I keep chopped potato without soaking in a fridge?

I've read that you can chop potatoes up to 24 hours before cooking with them, and store them in water in the fridge. I'd like to know how long can chopped potatoes be left without soaking in the ...
user avatar
  • 125
0 votes
1 answer
345 views

Is it safe to drink Lipton green tea (tea bag) that has a production date of November 2018?

I have Lipton green tea that has a production date: October 2018. The box has 4 plastic bags, each contain 20 tea bags inside. Haven't open any of it...Is it safe to consume? If yes, when is the best ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
233 views

Q: How long should Bolognese sauce be stored in the fridge? [duplicate]

We made a big batch of Bolognese sauce (ground beef, tomatoes, veggies) and are wondering if we should store part of it in the freezer and eat the other part over the next week. What is the optimal ...
user avatar
  • 113
17 votes
5 answers
5k views

Do certain spices really go bad? or will people without refined palates usually not tell the difference, specifically chili powder?

All my seasonings/spices are at least a year old (most several years). I recently threw out nearly a full bottle of paprika because it was so strong (thought it went bad). I realized I was just ...
user avatar
  • 294
19 votes
3 answers
3k views

What is the best way to store cucumbers? Do I refrigerate or not refrigerate?

I purchase the cocktail and snackable Persian cucumbers from my big box store because I enjoy the taste of the smaller cucumbers over the larger varieties. I always store them in my refrigerator ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
29 views

What is the shelf life of soaked wheat? [duplicate]

I have recently found out that wheat can be soaked in water to make it suitable for eating and that cooking with fire is not necessary, albeit it can accelerate the process. I have looked up the shelf ...
user avatar
  • 101
0 votes
2 answers
54 views

How long does homemade yogurt take to waste

I have been making yogurt this last weeks with a yogurt maker. Just heat milk and add ferment or a previous yogurt (not sure if this is the correct word in English) Easy and delightful. I store the ...
user avatar
  • 103
11 votes
3 answers
1k views

Leaving cake's dry ingredients together for later quicker preparation?

Let's say I want to bake a cake specifically on Monday night, so it can be fresh for Tuesday (no, I don't want to do it on Sunday). But I know that on Monday I am going to be extremely busy. So I ...
user avatar
  • 1,356
0 votes
2 answers
245 views

How to maximize shelf-life of freeze-dried food beyond 25 years? How far can this be exceeded?

Many manufacturers will sell and advertise emergency preparedness food packs to still taste "great" 25-30 years into the future (or at least maintain a consistent taste over this period). ...
user avatar
  • 117
2 votes
1 answer
156 views

Can I rescue an old cake mix?

I have some ~year out of date dry cake mix in a sealed bag. According to Does it Go Bad it's still good to use, but it wont' rise the same. The dry mix usually contains baking powder or some other ...
user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
1k views

Is it ok to eat kimchi that is causing its package to expand?

For non-fermented foods, I feel like it's obvious that they shouldn't be consumed if they're causing the package they're stored in to expand, even if they're still within the "best by" date. ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
68 views

How to preserve this alcohol free herbal bitter?

I have an alcohol free herbal liquid bitter. The ingredients are: “Vegetable Glycerin, Purified Water, Astragalus Root, Centaury Aerial Parts, Gentian Root, Ginger Root, Rosemary Leaves, Fennel Seed, ...
user avatar
  • 3,757
0 votes
1 answer
1k views

Salt cured egg yolk storage life

Does anyone know long would salt cured salted egg yolks keep in the refrigerator? I've seen a few articles including this one https://practicalselfreliance.com/salt-cured-egg-yolks which notes that ...
user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
155 views

How long will powdered turmeric last?

I have found a transparent plastic bag of 300g of powdered turmeric in the back of a cupboard, bought in Mauritius in 2011, with a best before date of December 2013. The bag is still airtight, and the ...
user avatar
  • 749
2 votes
4 answers
249 views

What makes it possible to store this uncooked fish product in the fridge for up to a month?

I have bought what looks to be a defrosted raw salmon product in airtight packaging: On the back of the package, it is written that this product can be stored in the fridge for up to a month from the ...
user avatar
  • 213
1 vote
5 answers
329 views

Storing lemon juice with crushed mint

I really enjoy grinding mint with lemon, then adding that to various drinks. I buy fresh mint but mint leaves wither pretty fast. I thought about grinding the entire mint bundle in lemon juice at once ...
user avatar
  • 13
1 vote
0 answers
75 views

How long does maple syrup last in the refrigerator? [duplicate]

I have bought a biological (as per the label) maple syrup that states: Limited shelf life in the refrigerator after opening. The bottle itself is 250mls and says that the portion size is 10ml and ...
user avatar
  • 195
0 votes
1 answer
70 views

Commerial-grade packaging (long shelf-life) for my cookie-like pastry

I have a cookie-like pastry that I would like to put in a commercial-grade packaging so that it can sold in stores. How are products such as dates, nuts and cookies packaged so that they have a shelf-...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
2k views

for how long can I store homemade chocolate mousse in the fridge? [duplicate]

My chocolate mousse recipe includes just raw eggs (2 weeks until best before date), butter, sugar and black chocolate, ingredients are mixed together with the hot, liquid chocolate. I know about this ...
user avatar
  • 606
1 vote
0 answers
44 views

Why does gelling sugar lose its gelling property after some time?

Gelling sugar (also called jam sugar or jelly sugar) is used for making fruit jams. It is a mixture of sugar and pectin. Properly stored sugar has a near infinite shelf life but gelling sugar only has ...
user avatar
  • 219
1 vote
0 answers
91 views

Does browning/toasting cream impact its shelf life?

Does browning/toasting cream in a pressure cooker impact its shelf life? The process seems similar to ultra-high-temperature processing.
user avatar
  • 111
2 votes
2 answers
221 views

Baking bread with a firm texture that doesn't grow mold

I bake large quantities of bread like 50kg a day. People are complaining that the butter bread, when I slice it, is like a sponge in texture and gets moldy in three days. How can I get a firmer ...
user avatar
3 votes
1 answer
121 views

Is creamed butter stable for mid or long term storage?

I find creaming butter a pretty annoying process. I would like to make lots of it at once and aliquot for later use. Is creamed butter less stable than butter? You wouldn't think so because you are ...
user avatar
  • 131
-1 votes
3 answers
247 views

What is meant by freezer?

I came across the word related to freezer in several statements as follows Regarding chicken Raw chicken pieces can be stored in the freezer for up to 9 months, while a whole chicken can be frozen ...
user avatar
  • 203
6 votes
1 answer
1k views

Does storing an apple with potatoes prevent the potatoes from sprouting?

I don't know if this is an old wives tale because a Google search didn't bring me conclusive proof: in fact the top two results have exactly opposite answers on this question. Apparently both apples ...
user avatar
1 vote
3 answers
130 views

Strawberries that keep in the refrigerator for more than two days

I buy fresh strawberries frequently. Unlike this question, I try to buy them to last, preferably a few days. I naturally avoid strawberries that look overripe (or worse mouldy), preferring punnets ...
user avatar
  • 815
0 votes
2 answers
78 views

Shelf life and preservation of home soaked and drained black beans

I am looking to see if I can avoid store bought tin of black beans for our Mexican recipes, we typically decide suddenly to make a Mexican dish and usually dont have soaked beans handy. Is it possible ...
user avatar
  • 3
0 votes
0 answers
37 views

Shelf Life of Gochujang [duplicate]

I made Korean Gochujang with the following ingredients: Fermented White Miso Paste, Gochugaru (Fine powdered chili flakes), Sugar, Water, Salt and Vinegar. I cooked all ingredients except for the salt ...
user avatar
  • 1
2 votes
1 answer
2k views

What is the meaning of the letters after the expiration date?

I've noticed letters after the expiration date on milk bag tags. Product: Neilson Milk Bag Location: Canada Please see the photos below. Sometimes there are letters after the expiration date and ...
user avatar
  • 371
5 votes
1 answer
137 views

Can you store dissolved rennet tablets?

The rennet tablets I have are for large quantities of milk, 50 litres, much larger batches than I would ever make at home. However, separating out a tenth of a tablet is finicky and inaccurate, so I ...
user avatar
  • 1,714
0 votes
0 answers
141 views

Why my dinner rolls get dry after two days? [duplicate]

I bake eggless dinner rolls at home, also known as “Paav”in many countries. I use dry yeast to make dough. Also, use sugar for yeast fermentation, and butter and salt as per the requirements. I bake ...
user avatar
  • 1
0 votes
1 answer
683 views

How long can french buttercream last in the fridge/freezer?

French buttercream contains egg yolks that have been cooked via hot liquid sugar water. How long can I safely store this in an airtight container at 0ºC?
user avatar
  • 21
0 votes
1 answer
109 views

Days kept after opening mentioned in packages and how valid are they?

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 ...
user avatar
  • 195
0 votes
2 answers
542 views

Why does fruit from a particular market go bad so quickly?

I live near several produce vendors, including a supermarket, small grocers, and a semi-open-air market. The open-air market carries more local produce, but some items are imported to Canada from the ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
31 views

Does a high content in salt extend the refrigerated shelf life of cooked meat? [duplicate]

I cook usually 1kg block at 65°C for 6 hours with 40g (4%) of salt, 10g (1%) of sugar, and a good amount of white and black pepper. After cooking it, I cool it in an ice bath, then I store it in the ...
user avatar
  • 336
0 votes
0 answers
21 views

How long can I store pork shoulder in the fridge if cooked with high content of salt [duplicate]

I cook usually 1kg block at 65°C for 6 hours with 40g (4%) of salt, 10g (1%) of sugar, and a good amount of white and black pepper. After cooking it, I cool it in an ice bath, then I store it in the ...
user avatar
  • 336
1 vote
2 answers
233 views

How to prevent frozen food from freeze-drying?

I have one of those no-frost freezers and while it's awesome that I do not have to defrost it every once in a while, it has a nasty habit of freeze-drying everything I put inside it. This includes ...
user avatar
  • 414
0 votes
1 answer
5k views

Is my thawed chicken still good 4 days later in the fridge? [duplicate]

I took out Frozen Perdue chicken breast on Sunday afternoon and put them in the fridge to thaw. They are each pre packaged. Today is Thursday are they still good to cook today?
user avatar
  • 1
2 votes
2 answers
2k views

Can commercially sold, vacuum-packed beetroot (cooked) be stored under room temperature?

I don't have any experience at all with beetroots. But a couple days ago, I received some vacuum packed cooked beetroots by post (without special temperature control) as part of a vegetable basket. ...
user avatar
  • 151
1 vote
1 answer
112 views

How long will corm vegetables last in a refrigerator and should they be wrapped?

How long can corm vegetables - celeriac (celery root), turnips, and swedes (rutabagas) - be kept in a refrigerator? And should they be wrapped? I usually buy them wrapped in sealed plastic. If aiming ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
66 views

Using old vanilla beans

I have vanilla beans that have been in my jar of vanilla for about a year. I've now used up that vanilla. Are the beans still good to add to some other vanilla I am making (along with new beans)?
user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
83 views

Shelf-Stable Cocktails

I'm a home brewer looking to can up shelf-stable cocktails to share with friends who don't drink beer. I know I'll be using Citric/Malic acid to mimic citrus flavors, but will that be enough to make ...
user avatar
  • 11
1 vote
0 answers
79 views

Shelf stability of uncanned vinegar-pickled vegetables

So far I've been storing my pickles (beans, sliced cucumbers, chillies; pickled in vinegar, not fermented) in the fridge from day zero, not canned, just in jars with a decently airtight sealing push-...
user avatar
  • 260
1 vote
3 answers
326 views

How does the food industry know the expiration date?

I always have this question in mind whenever I see the EXP date on different products. I wonder how they can know a chocolate bar will spoil after 1 year or 6 months, and why they have such longer ...
user avatar
  • 13
1 vote
2 answers
3k views

Balsamic vinegar became too thick. How to liquefy it?

I store an Italian balsamic vinegar (BVM) in a fridge and use it from time to time for a couple of years. It used to be thick and viscous. (In contrast to some other reports, I did not need to reduce ...
user avatar

1
2 3 4 5
9