Plenty of food is thrown every year. We all check the expiration dates found on any product we want to buy because we want to be sure if they’re good for consumption.
Still, here we’re going to present you that these dates aren’t always true.
According to the National Resource Defense Council the “Sell by” dates don’t show us how safe a type of food can be. They just predict the time that the precise item will be in stock.
The products which have “Best by” and “Use by” on them usually show or predict when the item should reach optimal freshness and not spoil.
This shows that expiration dates can really confuse us sometimes.
Just make sure you know when the food was bought as well as when you opened it. That will tell you more about the food you’re about to eat than its expiration date.
Here are some of the true expiration dates of the foods which we mostly buy:
Milk mostly lasts more than the date with label “Sell by”. Still, it would be better to smell the milk before you’re about to drink it. In case it has a sour smell, throw it away.
Honey can’t go off. It can last a whole lifestyle. You don’t have to throw it in the garbage.
You can leave boxed chocolate for 18 months in the freezer and from 6 to 9 months at room temperature.
Keep it several days after you bought it in the fridge and for 9 months in the freezer.
A jar full of peanut butter is the best if you keep it up to 4 months in the pantry after you’ve opened it.
The yogurt which is commercially packaged can stay from 1 to 2 months if you keep it frozen or 1 or 2 weeks if you keep it after the date with label “Sell by”.
Frozen eggs can be kept up to 1 year. In case you keep them in a basket, make sure you keep them from 3 to 5 weeks after you’ve bought them.
Frozen salmon can be kept from 2 to 3 months in order to preserve its best taste. If you just buy it and don’t open it, you’ll have to use it in 1 or 2 days from the date you’ve bought it.
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