The Shelf Life of Food chart showing at a glance the shelf life of food at room temperature, refrigerated and frozen

ByMarisa | Food in Jars

Based on data from the United States Department of Agriculture and the US Food and Drug Administration, we visualized consumption expiration dates for fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy products etc.The Shelf Life of Food"is. Three types of expiration date are displayed: "normal temperature", "refrigerated" and "frozen", so that you can see at a glance which preservation method is best suited.

The Shelf Life of Food |

Foods are color coded for each category, and the storable period when saving by the three methods of "counter / food storage room" "refrigerator" "freezer" is stated from the left. First, looking at the fruits, it is best to preserve the apple in the three conservation laws, preserve it at the counter and food storage room, that is, 2 to 4 weeks at room temperature, 1 to 2 months in a refrigerator, and 1 year for a freezer It is also possible. Although peach and strawberries do not last much at ambient temperature and refrigerator, they can be stored for 6 to 12 months for freezers, while 2 to 4 weeks for lemon at room temperature and 1 to 2 months for refrigerators are available, In the freezer you can not save more than other fruits and you have to eat it in 3 to 4 months. In addition, it is the banana that can not be stored most, even if it is frozen, it seems that the limit is two to three months.

Next is vegetables. In normal temperature and refrigeration, the life expectancy of short-lived vegetables grows due to freezing, and most of them can preserve 8 to 12 months, but potatoes and lettuce can not be frozen. It is said that it is better to avoid storage at room temperature even for lettuce and kidney beans for 1 day.

Butter and cheese can be stored for 6 to 9 months if frozen, but for soft cheese it's a few hours if it is room temperature. On the contrary, since hard-based cheese was originally made by draining moisture as preserved food, it is safe to store it for 1 to 3 months at room temperature. Egg is not frozen, but this is because the contents will expand and the shell will crack, if you take out the contentsCan be frozenIt seems to be.

Bacon and ham etc, meat relations are not so much preserved, even if frozen, bacon is 4 months, hamburgers putty and steak are 6 to 8 months limit. On the other hand, it is limited to 1-2 days to store chicken in the refrigerator, but it can be stored for a whole year when frozen.

Even fish can be eaten for about 6 to 9 months by frozen storage.

Also, you can store bread for 5 to 7 days at ambient temperature, 1 to 2 weeks in a refrigerator, 2 to 3 months frozen.

In addition, if you look at seasoning etc., ketchup · mayonnaise · soda can not be frozen, there is not much difference in storable period even after cold storage even at room temperature after opening. On the other hand, honey can be preserved indefinitely at both normal temperature, refrigeration and freezing. However, it seems that it is not recommended much because sugar will crystallize when stored refrigerated.

As for the leftovers such as macaroni cheese, pizza, sandwich etc., all days are limited, so let's eat early.

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