Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Shelf life, heck it has a half-life

I ran across this list of surprising expiration dates at realsimple.com. Some I found interesting:

Brown sugar
Indefinite shelf life, stored in a moistureproof container in a cool, dry place.

Coffee, canned ground
Unopened: 2 years
Opened: 1 month refrigerated

Maraschino cherries
Unopened: 3 to 4 years
Opened: 2 weeks at room temperature; 6 months refrigerated

Rice, white
2 years from date on box or date of purchase

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