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Foods that can be eaten after the expiration date

Some foods can be eaten after the expiration date without problems. They might not look exactly the same as before or they may have lost some nutritional properties, but they can still be consumed without any harm to your health or cause any problems. Some foods don't show the expiration date, but a "best before" date, which means you can eat it after that, but it may have lost some of its original properties. Don't waste food and money by throwing away these products that you have in your fridge or pantry if they are still good.

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Canned foods usually last one to five years, depending on the acidity of what is preserved. High acidity items like tomatoes last around one year, while low acidity foods like canned fish or vegetables can last up to 5 years. Make sure you keep them in a cool and dry place, and they will last a very long time.

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It is perfectly safe to eat yogurt after the expiration date. Just check how it looks and smells, but if you don't notice any spoilage, you can eat it.

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It is perfectly safe to eat yogurt after the expiration date. Just check how it looks and smells, but if you don't notice any spoilage, you can eat it.

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Alcoholic and soft drinks can be drunk after their "use by" date, especially if they contain a lot of sugar.

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Pasta, rice and legumes that are kept dry also last a very long time if they are stored properly.

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Eggs can be eaten after their use by date, as this is only a recommendation from the producer. The best way to test if eggs are good or bad is putting them in a glass of water. If it sinks, then it is perfectly ok to eat it, on the other hand, if it floats it means that you should throw it away.

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Eggs can be eaten after their use by date, as this is only a recommendation from the producer. The best way to test if eggs are good or bad is putting them in a glass of water. If it sinks, then it is perfectly ok to eat it, on the other hand, if it floats it means that you should throw it away.

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Cured meat products like ham or chorizo can be eaten after the best before date if you keep the package closed.

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Jam and jellies have a long shelf life as almost half of its content is sugar.

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Honey also lasts a very long time. Sometimes the colour or consistency changes, it becomes harder or crystallizes but it can still be used.

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Baked goods can be eaten some time after their expiration date, but they generally get very hard and are difficult to eat.

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How to dispose cooking oil properly

Baked goods can be eaten some time after their expiration date, but they generally get very hard and are difficult to eat.

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How to dispose cooking oil properly

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