Post by chief_cook2 on Sept 1, 2004 14:10:58 GMT -6
Storing Soy Sauce: Soy sauce can be stored up to one year at room temperature if unopened and up to one year in the refrigerator after it is opened.
Storing Red Spices: Red spices such as chili powder, paprika, and ground red pepper should be stored in the refrigerator or in the freezer.
Storing Oily Seeds and Spices: Oily seeds such as sesame and poppy seeds should be stored in the refrigerator or freezer to prevent the oils from going bad.
Storing Ground and Whole Spices: Ground spices should be stored for up to six months if they are sealed tightly and located in a cool shelf or pantry. Whole spices can be stored up to one year in the same conditions.
Storing Peanut Butter: If peanut butter is kept at room temperature it can be stored for up to one year unopened. After opening it is best to keep it in the refrigerator for three to four months.
Storing Honey: If honey is tightly sealed it can be stored for years. If it begins to crystallize after opening it can be brought back to the proper consistency by heating in a microwave or by putting the jar in a bowl of warm water and then stirring.
Storing Vegetables: It is best to use fruits and vegetables within a few days of purchase to obtain the best flavor and nutrient value.
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