Do you throw away food immediately past the expiration date? Do not hurry to do this. Most people think that such products may cause some damage to health. If stored properly, this is not always the case!
To find out if the products can still be consumed, smell them and evaluate the way they look and taste. In fact, many products are well preserved even after the expiration date.
Be thrifty and do not throw away good foods.
- White or Fruit Yogurt
can be eaten within a week after the expiration date, if it is kept sealed in the refrigerator. It will only have fewer enzymes, but the rest will be the same. It is clear that when you open it, there should not be any change in its appearance, taste, or smell. But if you do not trust the yogurt past the expiration date, you can use it to bake something- pancakes, muffins, waffles or donuts. Everything this is perfect for breakfast.
- Canned foods
peeled tomatoes, canned tuna, mackerel, peas, beans, corn and many other canned foods, which are all at home, can be consumed even one year past the expiration date, if you keep them in a cool dry place. The can should be in perfect condition, without dents or bulges. Bacteria should not get into cans during storage. Of course, this food must be heat-treated. That is, such canned, you can use for cook soup, sauce for pasta, add to roast, etc.
if you’re hungry for chocolate, you don’t have problems of its conservation. But if you are moderate consumers of chocolate, you need to know – chocolate can be stored for over two years. Its taste simply gets less intense. But it would be ideal for the manufacturing of sweets. For example, from this chocolate possible to make – pudding, cake or muffins.
- Rice and pasta
can be used within one year after the expiration date. It is important to keep them in a package or in a closed glass jar.
- Vacuum dried products (lyophilisates)
coffee, purees, soups, teas, etc.
can be safely consumed during one year after the expiration date, if the package is sealed. If it has been opened, one should not keep them more than one month.
the storage time depends on the type of cheese. Hard cheeses are stored for 10-12 months. For example, Parmesan wrapped in a breathable fabric, can be stored in the refrigerator for a year or more. Soft cheeses will last only 10 days. Before eating you should always look – that cheese are not yellowed. Fresh cheeses like mozzarella or ricotta can be used in cooking if their shelf life has expired- lasagna, pizza, casseroles and pies.
fresh eggs are stored in the refrigerator for 21 days. Around this date, eggs can be eaten cooked. However, for mayonnaise or tiramisu, you should always use only the freshest eggs. To check the validity eggs, there is an infallible test – dip the egg into a glass of water. If it remains at the bottom – the egg is fresh, but if it pops up, it should be throw away. Hard boiled eggs can be stored in the refrigerator for one week.
- Sterilized milk
long shelf life of milk can be safely extended even up to 1 month after the expiration date. Of course if the box has not been opened. Such milk is good for cooking cakes, custard and pudding.
can be eaten without problems after the deadline if the storage package has been closed tightly.
- Frozen foods
can be eaten even a few months after the date on the package. If you are prepared frozen foods, it is better to write the date on the package.
All of these tips apply to quality products, manufactured to the highest standards.