Do you ever wonder if something in your fridge is still safe to eat?
I do, a lot actually.
I had been looking (unsuccessfully) for a kindle book that would list a wide array of foods and what their optimal storage times were. I finally gave up that search and started to look for a site online that would work.
Happily, I found out about STILL TASTY last week and so far, I’m impressed! 🙂
It’s a very user-friendly site and lists a LOT of different foods.
You simply type in the food you are wanting to check on re: storage/shelf life, and a list of various options for that particular food comes up.
For example: I looked up hummus and this is the results I got:
Snacks & Sweets
-HUMMUS — HOMEMADE
-HUMMUS, COMMERCIALLY PACKAGED OR PURCHASED IN BULK, SOLD REFRIGERATED — OPENED
-HUMMUS, COMMERCIALLY PACKAGED OR PURCHASED IN BULK, SOLD REFRIGERATED — UNOPENED
You then click on the result for what you need.
I was surprised to find out that homemade hummus stored in the fridge is only good for up to 7 DAYS!
That was an eye-opener for me. I was under the impression that hummus was like some other condiments, that would be OK to use for 2- 3 weeks, if kept in the fridge. 😦
I know this will be a website that I will be visiting on a regular basis. I hope you find it helpful too!
Optimal food shelf life and storage safety is SO IMPORTANT!
Happy (and Safe) Cooking and Week!