Spuds typically last up to two weeks in the refrigerator and two months in the pantry. You’ll know their time is up when they start growing sprouts and developing soft black spots on the skin.
Although brown rice is a slightly healthier alternative to white rice, it doesn’t last nearly as long on your pantry shelf. “With brown rice, there is oil in its bran layer,” Siverson told INSIDER. “When that oil goes rancid, it gives brown rice a shorter shelf life of about six months. You can store it in the freezer for up to a year.”
The popular seasoning is best stored in a dark, cool pantry at a temperature of 15°C for three to five months in mesh bags. When stored for too long, the garlic cloves may shrivel or begin to sprout. According to the University of California’s Agriculture and Natural Resources, “Neither is harmful, but both are an indication that the garlic is no longer at its peak quality.”
Now that you know which pantry items need to be retired, take a look at these food staples healthy people always stock in the pantry.
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