This might be a controversial one... 😉 When organizing a pantry, we always suggest you check expiration dates. But this latest article, written by the New York Times, dives into what expiration dates you should follow and which might be more of a suggestion. We’re sharing the ones you should follow and why below.
-Unrefined Grains: these items contain fats, the first nutrient that leaves when it comes to dry pantry staples. Check your brown rice, quinoa, oatmeal, and bread often.
-Bread: fresh bread from the bakery (ones that don’t include preservatives) will begin to go stale quickly. To help prevent this from happening, keep your loaves stored in the freezer.
-Baby Food: the only category with a federally mandated use-by date representing the date the manufacturer can guarantee the food hasn’t lost each nutrient on the label.
-Spices: this category begins to lose its flavor once it’s past its expiration date. We suggest checking these items once a year and restocking them when needed.
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