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

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How to check if baking powder is fresh?

How do I know if my baking powder and baking soda are still fresh?
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How long can I keep peanut powder?

I like putting peanut flavor in my sauces and wanted to make a big batch of crushed and pulverized peanuts. I was wondering how long I could keep these, before they went bad.
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Does store-bought salsa have an expiration date/shelf life after being opened? [duplicate]

So I like salsa, but don’t eat enough of it to use it all in a few days. In general, does store bought salsa—that is stored in the supermarket on open shelves without temperature control—go bad even ...
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Does re-heating something “reset” the spoil timer? [duplicate]

I cooked a lot of pasta sauce a few days back, and have much of it in my fridge. I intent to use it all shortly, and would prefer to not freeze it. If I heat it back up in a pot, and let is cook all ...
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Whether a piece of meat is near its shelf life or not, does it also determine how long it can be stored after it is cooked?

For example, to buy two pieces of meat in supermarket. They are well sealed and can be kept for a few days; one piece is new, another piece will be expired just next day. Generally speaking cooked ...
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Why does storing bread in a plastic (grocery) bag keep it fresh longer?

I accidentally stumbled upon this 'trick' a week ago when I forgot about a baguette that I bought for a party and never used. It was half-covered (loosely) by a plastic grocery bag. When I took it out ...
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Safe to freeze boiled/ blanched pork bones/ meat for future use to cook soup?

This is relating to Asian/ Chinese style soup/ broth cooking. I am a very busy person and do not have time to cook. I cook in a small kitchen with the basic crockeries. I usually do my groeceries ...
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How long will roasted vegetables in oil keep in the fridge? [duplicate]

This recipe says roasted tomato and garlic, put in a jar and covered in olive oil will keep for weeks in the fridge StillTasty says 3-5 days This guide says olive oil can only prevent discoloration/...
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What is the shelf life of vermouth?

I like the occasional Negroni or Manhattan, but I'm not a heavy drinker. As far as I'm concerned liquor is pretty much immortal, but what's the rule on vermouth?
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How to adjust this salad dressing recipe to extend storage life?

Following this question: How long will this homemade vinaigrette salad dressing keep in the fridge? Which of these adjustments will prolong storage life to a significant extent? remove garlic add ...
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How long will this homemade vinaigrette salad dressing keep in the fridge? [duplicate]

I made a salad dressing using this recipe: 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/4 tsp pink himalayan salt 1/8 tsp coarsely ground black pepper 1/8 tsp dried basil 1 ...
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Fully baked cookies in a 90 F car

I made some cookies about four days ago - a modification of a fairly standard chocolate chip cookie recipe augmented with cocoa powder in the dry ingredients, and marshmallows in the center. They are ...
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How well does freshly baked sandwich bread fly?

I'm going on vacation soon and wanted to take homemade bread with me, but I'm unsure as to how the bread would last through the long plane flight. How does bread usually fare when flying?
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Is there an upper limit to the “room temperature” at which eggs should be stored?

(Unwashed) eggs needn't be stored in a fridge. Well, depends where you live and if the hens get vaccinated against salmonella, that is. Basically eggs come with a type of natural coating - the ...
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How long will cooked tomato salad keep in the fridge? [duplicate]

I just made this recipe with these adjustments: no sugar no oil no paprika tiny pinch salt (not 1/2 tsp) The author says it will keep 3-4 days in the fridge but I'm certainly going to have at least ...
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How long can powdered coffee remain fresh?

So, I hadn't had coffee for a long time. Plus, I was feeling a little sleepy in the morning so I decided to have a glass of coffee. It tasted a little different than the last time I had it, but I ...
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Does shortbread ship well?

I'm planning on shipping shortbread to another state, and it may take 3-5 days to arrive to the destination. It's a fairly butter-rich cookie: 3 sticks butter, 5 cups flour, 2 cups sugar (about) plus ...
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Will mixing salt affect synthetic vinegar?

I was thinking of storing a bit of salted synthetic vinegar for quick use. But I'm not sure if the vinegar will remain intact along with the mixed common-salt. I'm worried about chemical reactions ...
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Do yellow lentils sprout after submersion for a few hours?

Yellow lentils. Not consumed fast enough. Organic. Bought bulk at a health food store 28-29 months ago and kept in a sealed jar. After leaving them in water for 3-4 hours, they seem to be sprouting. ...
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Does refrigerating Diet Pepsi (Splenda + AceK) meaningfully extend shelf life?

Suppose I fill a refrigerator with aspartame-free (Splenda+AceK) Diet Pepsi that has a nominal expiration date of July 7, 2018. If it's continually kept refrigerated at 40 degrees Fahrenheit or less, ...
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Will my homemade unpasteurised almond milk last in a lemon curd? Does adding sugar to unpasteurised almond milk extend it's shelf life? [duplicate]

I want to make a lemon curd for a cake filling. I will only be heating my UNPASTEURISED ALMOND MILK on a low heat for a short time and wondered if this would increase/maintain the milks shelf life. ...
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Fridge life of sauce/condiments

Right so, for many sauces i buy, they have a use within 3 days / 4 weeks after opening in the instructions on the back. For most.. they have an expiry date on the actual bottle and "Refrigerate ...
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Why do potatoes discolour when peeled?

I've noticed that potatoes will discolour when they're peeled; however, if they are submerged in water, or boiled and drained, they're fine (at least for comparable periods of time). Why is this?
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Is making guacamole a way to “save” almost-gone avocadoes?

We had some avocadoes which went bad. My stepmom said that, had we made them into guacamole the night before, they would have been edible today. Is this correct?
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Can the following be added to tahini and stored over six months?

I gather plain tahini mixed with water will keep for 6 months in an airtight container in the fridge I was wondering if any of these added ingredients: plain tahini (sesame seed paste) lemon juice, ...
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How long would a homemade pancake mix keep?

I am planning on gifting someone a "pancake mix in a jar" by mixing together ingredients for a vegan pancake, putting them in a jar, and gifting them, so that they can make pancakes in the morning ...
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Rich Whip Storage Temperature

Please specify the temperature range in which rich whip is to be stored and whether it should be stored in the freezer or chiller.
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Do Smoked Ham Hocks spoil?

How long past the "buy before" date do ham hocks keep? They've been refrigerated, have no mold or off smell.
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How long can i store fruit Puree ? [duplicate]

I'm planning to start an ice cream store and found the prices of branded fruit purees to be exorbitant. I'm thinking of making my own purees. How long can I store these purees in the refrigerator? ...
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Is my 3 years old loose leaf tea safe for me to drink? [duplicate]

I have some cinnamon orange tea in my kitchen that has been sitting there for 3 years. Would it still be safe to drink? It is in a container with a lid.
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How do I keep track of how old food is?

I've been paying more attention to food safety but I don't understand how people remember exactly how long a given item has been sitting in the fridge. If I want to make sure to stay safe, do I have ...
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Keeping uncooked Christmas pudding mix

I have a Christmas pudding mix recipe intended for a 1.5 l pudding basin, but I need to slow cook it in a 1.2 l, so I'll have a little left over to make one or two miniature puddings. They won't fit ...
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What natural preservative to use to prepare homemade tomato paste for a 2 year shelf life?

I make homemade tomato, chilli and curry pastes and I am thinking of selling them. I need a natural preservative that can increase the shelf life to at least 2 years. What can I use?
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How long will black olives that have been stored in a zip lock bag with their own juice be good?

I stored some black olives in a zip lock bag with their own juice from when I made a pizza around the 13th or 14th (11 or 12 days ago) and am wanting to put them on a pizza tonight. Will they still ...
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Storing cut up potatoes (chips/fries)

I have fallen into a slump at the minute where i just don't feel like preparing food when i get home from work, and i would prefer to cut up a larger batch of potatoes in one go and store them in the ...
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Why flaxseed sealed in containers once opened needs to be refrigerated and yet has to be consumed within 4 days?

I have bought whole flaxseeds from a stationary store. The usage directions written on container says that the whole flaxseeds need to be grounded, stored in air tight containers and refrigerated. ...
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shelf life dressing with shalots

I understand that one should not keep homemade salad dressing that contains garlic for a period longer than a week or so. Does this also apply to using shallots in the dressing?
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How to know if a recipe is acidic enough for storage/bottling?

I've made some hot sauce that consists of: Whole large white onion Jalapenos (about 5, seeds and veins) Poblanos (about 3, seeds and veins) Sweet Peppers (about 6, seeds and veins, unknown name, ...
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(How) can I keep cheddar in a car in summer for 2 weeks

Is there a way I could prepare and store some cheddar cheese such that it would stay edible while being stored in a car in summer for about 12 days. I am going on a road trip, and I am trying to ...
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Expiration date for block cheese (mozzarella, Monterey Jack) [duplicate]

How long after the expiration date is block cheese (mozzarella, Monterey Jack) safe to eat IF it has been kept refrigerated AND has never been opened? They LOOK as fresh as the day I bought them, ...
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How long takes store-bought fried tofu to go bad? [duplicate]

According to expiration date in the package it only takes a week. Maybe it can keep for longer?
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Proper storage of Kiwi

I bought some kiwi fruit on Friday ( 2 days ago) and left them in the plastic bags from the store... the fruit and veggie plastic at the grocery store . I also had them tied so no air was actually ...
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Sushi/nori/yaki paper - out of date?

I make a lot of sushi. But, as I buy the paper/wrapper in 100's, sometimes I do not use it in what might be considered good time. I have searched and searched the packet for a sell or eat by date ...
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How long before intended date of use can a ham be purchased?

Hams are on sale now (end date of sale 4-11). I want to bake my ham on the 16th. Seems to me I would be cutting down on "eating time" for the ham. What do you think? Thanks.
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Storing Iberico and Serano ham long-term

What is the best method for storing unsliced Iberico and Serano ham? Is there a 'recommended' temperature or humidity level that I should be aiming for? How long will it last?
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How long will an omelette stored in an air tight container last without refrigeration? [duplicate]

Temperatures of the surroundings vary from 30C - 35C I intend to eat it after 12-16 hours. What should be the preferred way to store them if i cant refrigerate them ?
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Mousse de Canard, Mousse de Foie, Terrine de Campagne, expired by around 10 days

I have here, Terrine de Campagne and Mousse de Canard with Expiry of Mar 16, this year. Mousse de Foie expired Mar 22. So all are expired and their packages have ballooned up. I'm wondering if they ...
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How long will cayenne peppers extend shelf life of cooked ground pork?

I am wanting to make a spicy Korean soup broth and the recipe calls for ground pork. I was wondering how long the cayenne peppers would extend shelf life of cooked ground pork? Or is the broth ...
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Soaked urad ki dal too long - Is it safe?

I soaked black dal for too long (24 hours) and its colour changed from black to green and it smells very bad, can I still use it or not ?
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What is the typical shelf life of grains and seeds?

I would like to make a large amount of multi-grain porridge mixture in one batch, to store and use small amounts of when I need it. The recipe says that the fattier seeds will go rancid if kept for ...