Nowadays people pay much attention to nutrition and healthy lifestyle. But we also need to pay attention to the products that are in our fridge. Let’s take a look at them and examine a shelf-life of different products.

Have you ever thought about why this wonderful fresh bread that you have bought at the bakery is very quickly overgrown with mold, while a variety of baked goods from the store can maintain its freshness for a longer period of time? The answer is obvious ... the difference in the amount of preservatives, which can greatly extend the freshness of the products, but are not useful for our body.

As for edible lifespan of the cheese then it’s different for different kinds of cheese. For example, hard cheese can be stored for years, but the soft cheese is spoiled quickly. The difference lies in the amount of moisture in the cheese, that cheese which contains more moisture and grows mold faster.

There are two true ways to know whether the milk is spoiled: check the date on the package or smell it. If the milk smells sour, then most likely, it will not add a pleasant taste to your coffee. It is worth noting that there is no difference in the lifespan of organic and non-organic milk.

Eggs should be stored in a cool place. Make sure that they are kept in store in the refrigerator. You should also pay attention to the date on the packaging before use.

Cold cuts
If you buy cold cuts from the counter, then the product should be consumed within three to five days. Also this product should be stored in a refrigerator.

Mayonnaise, which is commercially manufactured, contains ingredients that are able to keep the product fresh for a longer time. Pay attention to packaging and the date by which the product should be consumed. In addition, you can smell mayonnaise and define whether it is fresh or not. Stale mayonnaise has an unpleasant sour smell.

When you buy a whole lettuce, then it can be stored for several weeks. But as soon as you cut it, it should be consumed quickly. Lettuce which is sold in packages or containers is stored for much longer, as it is vacuum-packed.

Fresh meat and poultry
As a rule you need to plan ahead when you use fresh meat or freeze it immediately after purchase. The meat in the freezer is kept for a long time. If you do not know if you can cook fresh meat in the near future, the best thing would be to put it in the freezer.

М. Petrova