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Questions tagged [storage-lifetime]

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

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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 ...
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Why does canned food expire soon once the can is opened?

Canned food can maintain 1+ year in good state. However, when you open the can, the countdown starts. I read it happens because microorganism from the outside reach the inside of the can. My ...
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How Long is the Shelf Life of Refrigerated Eggless Mayonnaise?

I have learned to make mayonnaise using only oil, milk, and lemon juice. If I store this in the refrigerator, how long will it remain safe to eat?
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Balsamic vinegar reduction

The balsamic vinegar reduction that I made a few months ago has solidified. It has been refrigerated. Can I heat it to liquefy it and still use it?
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How do I stop my Crispie/Crispy cake from going stale?

I make a Crispie type cake, but with my own homemade ingredients, Mallows,etc when I make it with shop bought Marshmallows etc it lasts for weeks, when I make it with my own ingredients it goes soft/...
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citric acid usage for packaged hummus

We are trying to come up with a hummus product which will have a shelf life of at least one month. We will cook the chickpeas first then add all the other ingredients and blend. Product will be ...
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Can I make a hollandaise sauce from mix the day before?

I would like to make a hollandaise sauce from a McCormick mix a day ahead. Will I be able to reheat it and is it safe?
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Is neccessary to store christmas cookies in the fridge?

If I want to have a Christmas cookies e.g. in a different room than the fridge is, how long I can leave them at room temperature without worry that it will be spoiled? This types of cookies mostly ...
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How should I store vacuum-sealed sliced salami?

I had a whole Genoa salami that I sliced into very thin slices. I would like to save the remaining meat for consumption later, so I separated them into approximately 1-pound bags and vacuum-sealed ...
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What effect does heat have on cooking oil shelf life?

I'm referring to any/all cooking oils. I am wondering what temperatures cause significant degradation in quality or rancidity.
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Manufacturer “best if used by dates” - how long that container has been on the store shelf

I bought a jar of grated Parmesan cheese that has a "use by date" three months from today. Has that jar been on the shelf a year, six months, three months, how long? Do Kraft, Sargento, Signature ...
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Is it correct and safe to assume that “use by” dates are less precise the longer in future they are? [duplicate]

When there is some food (like cheese or ham) that has roughly a week "use by" date, I assume that it's safe to eat it a day after it's "use by" date. For other food that has approx. half year "use ...
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How to understand “for immediate consumption” term?

Recently1 I have found some products that has "for immediate consumption after opening" notice instead of the usual "store in cold place and consume within 48-72 hours after opening" (the usual "keep ...
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How to store fish bones?

Suppose I was to cook some fish bones and make them soft. If I wanted to use them in the future what would be the best way to store them? Do I freeze it in which case after defrosting wouldn't it ...
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Storing Cooked Food Hot

I have been looking for an answer for the following question everywhere, but could not get hold of any answers. The question is "At what temperature can I store (keep for serving) cooked meals in its ...
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How to store batter (contains raw eggs) under 41 degrees F?

We had a food inspector come by today and they had recommend that we store our batter (contains raw eggs) in an ice bucket at 41ºF (5ºC) or below at all times. I feel that this process is a bit ...
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Drying store bought bread for stuffing

I am drying a loaf of sourdough on my counter. There is a lot of it, so I will need to store some of the dried cubes. My question is, how do I store it and how will I know if it is no longer good to ...
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How does “That's It” makes fruit bars with no preservatives

"That's It" is a company that makes fruit bars, stating: "That’s it. fruit bars are made with literally two ingredients: fruit and fruit and that’s it! You can’t get any simpler than that!" The bars ...
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Storing dried peppers

I've got about 20 red thai peppers from my garden this year that I air dried. I currently have them in a mason jar with the lid and ring on (not sealed though). Is this a sufficient storage method, ...
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How long does flour and oil last?

I made some cloud dough for my daughter (made of 8 parts all-purpose flour to 1 part olive oil) and I was just wondering how long you think it would last. I am currently storing it in a plastic ...
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How long can I keep shrub syrup in the refrigerator

I just made shrub syrup, by cooking fruit in sugar water (~0.5-1 cup of water and ~0.5-1 cup of sugar), sieving it, and mixing vinegar into it (~3 tablespoons of 10% vinegar on 1 cup) and I'd like to ...
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Is two-month old eggs laid by backyard chicken still edible?

Someone gave me some eggs laid by his backyard chicken about two months ago. I left them in a regular egg container on my kitchen counter for about two months now. The room temperature ranges between ...
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Is butternut squash with veins OK to eat?

I had two butternut squash sitting on counter for 2 months. One is the usual bright orange inside but the other had white veins. I think it is the low humidity in Arizona allowing the starch to seep ...
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Storing Deep Fryer Oil

How long may I store used deep fryer oil. I always strain my oil, store it in it's original container and place it in a cool, dark place. Thanks, Floyd
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Can I make Chocolate Chip Cookies last for months by adding preservatives?

I have a small cookie business and I would like to start selling packaged (soft baked) cookies, that last longer than a week, hopefully a few months. However, cookies prepared with fresh ingredients ...
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Am sprouting beans in machine is the color normal

I have been sprouting my beans for three days now I am not sure if it is ready to harvest and is the color normal and what is the best way to store it? I've attached photos. Thank you
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How best to store cheese long term?

I like cheese. It's delicious. Sometimes it goes on a huge sale and it's a lot cheaper than normal. I want to be able to stock up in these times. I am wondering what the best way to store cheese is ...
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What is the shelf life for candy with fresh butter?

I am making a chocolate covered candy with a center that includes fresh butter, sugar and cookie crumbs. There are no eggs in the recipe. It is not cooked. What is the shelf life before it needs to ...
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How long can a vinaigrette last if emulsified with raw egg?

Started a new job and walked in to some vinaigrettes that are 2-4 weeks old, some of which contain raw egg. Obviously, I'm a little concerned. How long can a vinny last with raw egg?
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Soy milk; fridge vs. shelf?

Occasionally, I see a product in the supermarket that is either sold off the shelf at room temperature (then expected to be refrigerated after opening), or right out of the fridge. I use soy milk as ...
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Refrigerate after opening, but why?

When I open a jar or a bottle of...well, anything (but especially juices or sauces), I have to put leftovers in the fridge if I want to finish it later. What makes this food okay to leave on the ...
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How can I increase the longevity of my bananas? [duplicate]

I have some bananas that I just bought at Trader Joe's. They're nice, fresh, yellow, and full of general banana-ness. But if I take more than a week or so to eat them all, they start to get brown ...
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Shelf life of items stored in vacuum containers vs airtight non-vacuum ones?

I was planning in investing in a set of vacuum food containers, something like these with the pump to remove excess air. It took me a while to find the ones I wanted, and in the process I started ...
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What is the best method of storage for condiments?

I have read a fair few articles about storing condiments like Siracha, Ketchup, and BBQ Sause, but they all seem to contradict themselves; some say that storing them in a fridge is bad since it has ...
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I moved to US recently from India and I am looking for Plastic jars for storage,

I generally store lentils/spices in plastic jars/bottles cos they are not heavy and can be handled easily unlike glass ones . I am finding it tough to get them in Walmart,Dollar Store.Is there any ...
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How long do “quick” pickles last unrefrigerated?

I'll be opening a fried pickle concession stand in the next year. I want to make my own pickles because I'll be cutting them a way you cant buy from a store. I am using a quick pickle method right now ...
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Store cracked eggs for a week?

I love using Egg Beaters but I want to start using more natural eggs. One of the things I love about Egg Beaters is that I can just pour the eggs from the spout, directly into my pan. Call me crazy, ...
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Is there a way to revive an old potato?

I was making mashed potatoes the other day and one of the potatoes I had was a little old. It was not as firm, and was slightly wrinkled than the potatoes I'd just bought. I didn't use it at all. Is ...
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My applesauce has fermented, is it safe to bake with?

I don't have access to refrigeration, so I use applesauce as an egg substitute. I have a plastic can (it's got a metal & rubber lid like a Mason jar but the container is plastic) of store bought ...
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Could all types of filling be used as macaron filling?

I've done a lot of research about French macarons recently and figured (every single recipe has a sentence describing macarons as finicky) the amount of ingredients for macaron shells cannot be ...
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Is it safe to eat expired hollandaise sauce mix

I have a really old packet of McCormick Hollandaise sauce mix - it's 5 years expired. Is it safe to use and eat? Main ingredients are Wheat starch, maltodextrin, egg solids, soy lecithin, etc..
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tortilla recipe with longest shelf life

I searched for tortilla recipes and I found several, sometimes very different one from another - for instance, Mexican ones are mostly made with wheat flour while other ones are made with white corn ...
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Regulation and balancing of readymade packed mayonnaise and other sauces

How to reduce the acidity of packet sauces and mayonnaises? I came to know these packed food stuffs are very acidic to prevent any bacterial attack and i felt it my own, so what is the best way to ...
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How can I increase the shelf life of chocolate ganache?

I'm testing out chocolate ganache recipes and they don't seem to have a long shelf life. The ganache begins to grow mold after the third week. Is there a specific percentage of cream, glucose, butter ...
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Will the bean salad dressing that I made ahead of time still work?

I have been making bean salad for a long time. Recently I mixed together the vinegar, oil, sugar and black pepper for the dressing, and put it in a pint sized canning jar with 2-pc lid and ...
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How can I preserve refrigerated cashew / almond milk by at least 2 months?

How can I preserve refrigerated cashew / almond milk by at least 2 months? I tried citric acid, but a very bad taste and smell resulted. Does anyone know what can i use naturally to prolong the life ...
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I am attempting to preserve the shelf life of ice tea up to six months with citric acid, I need a perfected ratio?

I am attempting to preserve the shelf life of ice tea up to six months with citric acid, I need a perfected ratio? I have tried several ratio, but still end up with molds in a week time not ...
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What factors to consider for a long lasting salad?

I'd like to make salad in bulk for the week ahead on a weekend, which I will store at home in the fridge, to take to work. My gut feel is that what I'd typically put in salad (leaves, tomatoes, ...