With the advent of weekly and monthly purchasing habits, bulk purchases are made in order to save time.  However, not all products have a long shelf life, i.e. remain without getting spoilt. Even if you were to prepare dishes with the greatest fines, if the components of the dish are not fresh; it would end up being a disaster.

Benefits of Refrigerator

Given below are some of the indispensable commodities and their expected shelf life.

  • Milk:

  • It is typically safe for 2 or 3 days after “use by” date. Please note that it will have to be stored where the temperatures are the coldest
  • Butter:

  • Can stay fresh up to 2 or 3 weeks from the day of purchase
  • Margarine:

  • Can last for 4 to 6 months after purchase
  • Eggs:

  • They will have to be stored in the coolest place in the refrigerator and they typically last for about 3 to 5 weeks
  • Fish:

  • Does not last long, they will have to be cooked pretty quickly; they should not be stored for more than 2 days
  • Dry Pasta:

  • They have a very long shelf life, they last about 1 or 2 years
  • Canned Fruits and Vegetables:

  • Unless they are exposed to freezing temperatures or temperatures above 90°F, they will pretty much last indefinitely
  • Meat:

  • In general will have a low shelf life Chiken, ground meat and ground poultry may last no longer than 2 days. However, pre-cooked poultry could last as long as 4 days. Packed Lucheon meats are pretty safe for about 2 to 3 weeks

Refrigerators have become a saving grace for people who do bulk purchases. However, not all products retain their essential quality even when stored in a refrigerator. Most of the products lose their initial texture, freshness and taste. Here comes the importance of knowing the shelf life of products, which have become a part of our daily routine.

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