Questions tagged [storage-lifetime]

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

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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). ...
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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I have some ~year out of date dry cake mix in a sealed bag.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 ...
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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. ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Shelf life of strawberry sauce [duplicate]

I have prepared strawberry sauce by cooking strawberry with sugar, squeezing juice of a lime. The mixture was cooked for 10 minutes and mashed. Chia seeds were added in the end and cooled. Strawberry ...
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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 ...
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How Deutsche Kuche German bread has 1 year shelf life? [duplicate]

Why does Deutsche Kuche German bread have a 1 year shelf life? How it is achieved without mold developing?
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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-...
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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 ...
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How long does sealed unagi eel last in refrigerator? [duplicate]

So I defrosted the sealed cooked unagi eel from the store like a week ago and left it in the refrigerator. It says I should keep it frozen. How long do you think it's safe to eat if I kept it in the ...
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How to make shelf-stable gummie candy in a home kitchen?

I made this recipe for sour gummies: Gummies 2 C / 473ml fruit juice (I used apple) 2.5 C / 600ml water, divided 4.5 tsp citric acid 6.6 oz / 187g gelatin 22.4 oz / 625g sugar Coating 6 T sugar 3....
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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food poisoning in 24 hours from prep [duplicate]

I steamed zucchini, green beans, parsley, and celery. Then blended them for a smoothie base. The fluid was still hot when I put it into a heated glass juice jar and twisted on the top. I opened it the ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How long does ketchup and mayonnaise last at room temperature? [duplicate]

Ketchup and mayonnaise on their own don't require refrigeration, as far as I know (though some mayonnaise do seem to need it). I just mix the store-bought stuff and like to use them together for ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Frozen meat to fridge shelf life [duplicate]

So I bought 3 kgs of beef tenderloin, I put it in the freezer for 2 days, I got lazy and didn't cut them up. I figure I will cut them the day after so I let it thaw in the fridge, I store them in a ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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)?
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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 ...
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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-...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Is there a maximum amount of time heavy cream can be fermented?

I want to ferment some heavy cream and was wondering how long can it be fermented for? Side question does reducing the ph of the cream mean it can be fermented longer?
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Canned cheddar kept for many years - does it get better and for how long?

Cougar Gold is a cheese made in Washington and is unique in that it is canned. Because of the canning, it lasts indefinitely if refrigerated until opened. I understand that cheese can become more ...
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Moose Drool Beer Bread in a Bottle OVER 10 YRS. OLD

I bought Moose Drool Beer Bread in a bottle which contains flour and yeast while vacationing up north in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan over 10 yrs. ago. I never uncapped it and was just wondering if ...
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How long can deep fried chicken kebab be stored in freezer not fridge [duplicate]

How long a kabab of following mixture that Tomatoes,onions, lemon and minced chicken be stored in freezer rigth after deep frying it to maintain its taste and free of bacteria

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