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The preservation of food has been a major challenge throughout the history of man. Much has been learned about keeping food fresh and edible, and our Food Storage and Spoilage category is the place to ask and answer questions about keeping food healthy.
All companies that produce consumables must, by federal law, have an expiration date on it. Since bottled water is a consumable the company must put a expiration date on it. Also some water becomes impure due to plastic melting or substances released into the water by the plastic. Expiration Dates…
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Answer I would not freeze any meat longer than six months for best results. Freezer burn is a result of moisture and slowly dries out the product while accumulating frost in the process. Most forms of home storing unless using "cryovac" or an air tight/vacuum sealed process will result in freezer…
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The best way to freeze garlic is to mince it beforehand and then place in containers in the fridge.
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Answer In weight of water calculations there's 62.3 pounds for every cubic foot. My best advice would be to use those calculations in determining what size to buy. Answer 35 pounds per cubic foot of freezer space.
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You can freeze cooked ham. Here is a good trick. You can slice the ham up into serving slices (or thinner slices for sandwiches) and divide the pieces into packages for several meals or layer the slices with a plastic wrap between them and then take out how ever many you want, without them sticking …
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Plastic soft drink containers can be used to freeze water, but you might not want to. Because reused soft drink containers can lead to germs. But if you want to just follow these steps. Fill them with drink & use them as freezer packs in chilly bins Since water expands when frozen, be sure not…
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Answer It is a faeces (poo) sample, which can be used by a biomedical scientist to determine the cause of diarrhoea for instance, or detect the presence of occult (hidden) blood.
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Two days in the fridge is about it, and after that (even cooked chicken) "when it doubt, throw it out!"As long as the ckicken has stayed within proper temperature ranges (ie. under 40 degress F) it can last longer. Two days is cutting the food life short. Health department standards would allow for …
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Freeze Cheese Yes, cheese can be frozen. Here is more advice from WikiAnswers contributors: I always buy big quantities of cheese and then separate it and then freeze it. Shredded cheese will easily keep at least 6 months in the freezer. After defrosting, it's best used in recipes where it …
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A comfortable temperature will be between 90 and 105 F. Experiment and find what is comfortable for you. For public spas many states have laws regarding a maximum temperature, usually 107 F, so check local regulations if this is for public use. Water temperature in a spa should never exceed at 104…
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Answer It definitely can be frozen for use later. You probably could can it, but I'd be concerned the high temperatures would effect the taste and quality, so I'd probably stick with freezing.
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As with any dairy product, ReddiWip should not be unrefrigerated for any length of time. If outside temperatures are high or the trip home from the grocery will take more than 15 or 20 minutes, bring a cooler with you to the store. Time and temperature are the enemy.
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Answer If you look on the side of the can there will be a date on it (usually in blue) that may say January 2006. It's usually near the bottom of the rim of the can. These cans of whip usually last a long time.
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For best taste, eat your commercially frozen turkey within 6 months. It will be safe to eat for much longer than that since pathogenic bacteria will not grow at proper freezer temperatures - although it may not be as tender and juicy. And this is assuming it has never been defrosted. The quality wil…
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No. You need to par-cook them before freezing, and then they you can store them in the freezer for 2-3 months.
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Answer No more than 3 days if refrigerated. Once you have cooked any meat well after it has been thawed out you can refreeze the left overs. I go by rule of thumb, "If in doubt, throw it out!"
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Nope, sure doesn't. If it crystalizes while in the cupboard, it is not bad, just place the container in warm/hot water and it will thin again. This doesn't affect the taste.   Honey has been used as a preservative for ages. In times that there were no refrigerators and there were no naturally…
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Chicken - if properly packaged and stored consistently at 0°F - should keep for up to a year and maybe even longer. From a microbiological standpoint, no bacteria would grow while it was frozen. Of course, for it to be safe to eat, the chicken will need to be cooked to the proper temperature.
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As long as you bring it up to an internal temperature of 165°F, it will be safe to eat. Add 50% more time to cook a frozen turkey and remember to remove the giblet bags as the turkey thaws during cooking. See Related Links.
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Answer It depends on the food. There are some foods that can last for a long time without refrigeration. Other foods can't last for more than a couple hours. For example, uncooked, dried beans or pasta will keep a year or more unrefrigerated. Foods that are normally refrigerated should never be …
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Water can go bad. When it is left in a hot condition it grows chemicals that are not healthy. Ecspcialy for a woman. there are proven facts that when this happes and a woman drinks it,she is more likely to get breast cancer.Also it does not get mold that is a lie.
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Fresh meat should be brown, but manufacturers put dyes into it to make it look redder and more appealing to the public. If you have ever eaten deer or moose meat the meat is a brown color and not the bright red. It's true if you see a metallic green or the meat smell "sour" then "When in doubt throw…
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I have had the timing belt go bad and the front axles. Other than that mostly have just put maintenence into the car. There is however a recall for windshield wipers and I did have those go bad but Nissan replaced them for free.
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Answer: Cooked foods should be used within 3 days of refrigeration. ---------------------------------------- Leave cooked rice uncovered until it's cooled slightly. Refrigerate in its cooking container and cover when cold. Next day, use a serving spoon to transfer to a freezer bag, separating the …
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It's a possibility, but as a preventative measure, you should never eat it. You can remove the brown parts and still eat the parts of the lettuce that are still green and crisp. Lettuce turns brown due to oxidation; water will usually collect at the bottom of the bag during this process. When this …
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Answer I suggest diet for a week, then take at least 3 weeks off. But don't repeat it more than 6 times per year.
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Yes, you sure can. As long as it's kept below -8 degrees (Celsius) you can keep it for up two to four months.
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Most experts do not recommend refreezing meat that has thawed but there are some conditions under which it can be done with no harmful consequences. I've done it on occasion. I think the reason they flatly discourage it is because so many people would do it even when their handling of the meat is ou…
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That depends That depends on the type of beverage. Spirits don't go bad. In fact, many improve in the bottle, even ones that have been opened. I recently came into possession of five bottles of Scotch, one of them dating to WWII, a Haig & Haig Five Star with the silk-screened lettering on the bo…
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If Outside On Vinyl Siding, Use Bleach And A Liquid Dishwash Liquid, Mixed In Water, Spray On, Mop It Around Rinse. Best Use A Power Washer Make A Solution Of Bleach & Liquid Soap. This Takes Care Of Siding, Decks, Concrete. HOPE THIS WILL HELP
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This may not be the best solution, but I always found when I'm in need of cans, I go up and down the street with a trashbag and collect other's (your neighbor's) recycling. This is a good way but i just collect my own cans. It is less work and not as nasty. :)
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Eating is bad for your teeth. It causes them to become cold and brittle, making it easier to break them while biting down hard on ice. This information comes from the American Dental Association. Additionally, chewing ice is a symptom of anemia. This is your body telling you that you need more i…
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Food rots because of the bacteria in it. Food with a lot of moisture and preservatives rot faster than food with little. Some rotten food become other food like curdled milk becomes yogurt and sour cream. Try putting different types of food in a bag and placing it in a dark moist area. Check in a c…
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Many different ones Most bread molds are found in the phylum Zygomycota. See the related link.Some common bread mould are rhizopus (a black fuzzyish fungi), penicillium (the mould which can produce penicillin), and nigrican.
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I wouldn't eat it after 5 days, personally...but it is probably good for maybe 8? Look for mold. When in doubt throw it out! If there is any type of meat on the pizza it should only be eaten after three days in the refrigerator. You can also freeze Pizza; so when you have had enough to eat of it, wr…
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do not eat it, you will get a stomach ache or very ill, all bread mould is poisonous and should not be eaten, do not simply cut off where the mould is, because the same microorganisms might still be living on the bread, but is not clear/big enough for the human eye to see. do NOT eat it.
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Answer:I remember my grandmother would put hers in a piece of pantyhose or stocking and hang it in the basement in a dark corner. She did the same with her vidalia onions and both kept longer. I don't know if the stocking part is important or if it was just handy.  Answer:Garlic should be sto…
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Yes. As long as the product stays below 40 degrees Fahrenheit (F) it is in the safe zone. Thawing in the refrigerator is best. If you use running water to thaw make sure the water stays below 70F and it has somewhere to go (ie. down the drain). You don't want to thaw in a pool of water that is not b…
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If you eat mold you can either get sick or you can die.so please don't eat it All real cheese is produced by mold. Mold is the origin of penicillin. Mold and mushrooms are both fungus and fungus is good on pizza...Take a big bite!
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ANSWER:Salt IS a preservative. It removes any moisture from meats that bacteria need to survive. Dehydrating meats in a smoker or oven does essentially the same thing.
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Answer You can use a small plastic Glad bag and be sure all the air is out, mark "Garlic" on the outside and freeze it. You can also wrap in Saran Wrap, the in tin foil (securely) and freeze (don't forget to use a laundry pen and mark that it is "Garlic."
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Depends on the mold. blue and green mold is usually safe black mold is dangerous white mold is usually dangerous Yes, moldy bread has multiple toxins and other unhealthy things due to the mold growth. If you see any mold in a bread, it should be thrown out immediately.
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The basic premise of preservation is that it creates a hostile environment for microorganisms. The same way you couldn't live in a vat of acid, or in an environment that's very hot or cold, most bacteria can't. The salt would kill the microorganism by osmosis. Our cells need a certain concentration …
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Sagging Power Lines In the summer, power lines warm up with the weather. Since materials expand when they get warm, the power lines stretch out and sag. The opposite happens in the winter, as the power lines get colder, they contract. Also, in the summer the electrical load on the line is generally …
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No. Once mold has formed, throw it away. To add a little detail... yes, you can kill the mold, but that won't make it safe. The mold produces substances that are toxic to us, so even if the mold is dead, you don't want to eat it. I don't know if this is a strategy the mold has evolved for keeping al…
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it takes about 2 weeks to grow on food that's old
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Easter egg safetyNever eat Easter eggs that have been out of the refrigerator for more than two hours. Also if you are going to eat them, make sure you do not hide them around places where animals deficate or any type of fertilizers. Eggs are very poreous and bacteria can seep in very easily.There i…
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Tea, whether loose-leaf, or in tea bags, loses its flavor slowly over time, and in some rare cases, can spoil or develop "off" qualities in the aroma or flavor. The rate at which this happens depends on how the tea is stored, and what variety it is. Many tea retailers overstate the degree to which t…
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They kept food cool in the shade (in caves or cellars), or dangled it in pails or on hooks down wells. The original "ice box" was a type of refrigerator that used blocks of ice (manufactured or harvested from ponds) to keep an insulated box cool inside. As the ice melts it absorbs heat.hi Ryan it is…
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the reason smoking preserves kippers is because smoke contains nitrates which kill the bacteria, therefor preserving it.Not quite. First the herring is put in a brine solution for a while. This draws out much of the water content. The smoking part does create nitrates but nitrates do not cure. The n…
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It depends on the temperature of the room and the type and size of the piece of meat, but spoilage starts usually in only a few hours. If the meat has been cooked, smoked, marinated or pickled, spoilage will be slowed. Spoilage is a process, and the food remains edible even after spoilage has starte…
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You should call the manufacturer listed on the packet.. to be certain...but refrigerating the packets do extend their shelf life.. ----------- :Better Answer with Source: (Heinz Products, but others can, but vary, be compared to be about the same) Product -- Shelf Life (for a single serving) K…
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As raw beef starts to turn bad it will begin to discolor, you will see various shades of pastel green and yellow, as it gets worse the discolored areas will begin to get slimy and you will notice a very bad smell. 'Color of Beef' Beef muscle meat not exposed to oxygen (in vacuum packaging, for ex…
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Salt is considered antibacterial because it restricts bacterial growth in many foods. It preserves foods by lowering the amount of "free" water molecules in foods. Bacteria need moisture in order to thrive, so without enough "free" water, they cannot grow well in foods that contain salt. - Brad. sal…
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Rancidity is the chemical decomposition of fats, oils and other lipids. There are three basic types of rancidity. Hydrolytic rancidity occurs when water splits fatty acid chains away from the glycerol backbone in glycerides. Oxidative rancidity occurs when the double bonds of an unsaturated fatty ac…
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Answer According to Wikipedia, in the process of food preservation, potassium nitrate is a common ingredient of salted meat, but there are theories indicating that using nitrates in meats can cause cancer. As a preservative it can be known as E252. I am unsure about potassium nitrate, but so…
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Answer:Yes, you can. As soon as your pasta is cooked, add the sauce and close the pot, to keep the pasta wet. Wait until the pasta is quite cold and freeze it.To unfreeze it: a hot plate and a bit of olive oil is much better than a microwave oven.  Answer:The best way to freeze pasta is cookin…
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You smell something when it evaporates into the air. If a fragrance persists it's because it takes longer for it all to evaporate. This may be because it's released more slowly, or because there's more of it in the first place. Then again, some people can detect much lower concentrations of perfume …
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The most popular crop grown in Beaver Utah is hay. However, they also grow sweet potatoes, corn, and apples. They also are known for their cattle.
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Once opened, tomato-based sauces are only good for five days to a week. Don't wait for the mold to form. In many cases, you won't see the mold in the sauce after five days, but it actually could be there. Some mold produce toxins that can be harmful, so why take the risk? Mold grows in very wet envi…
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Leave it in room temperature areas Put the warm water into something that is insulated, even if you keep it on low heat. A thermos, hot water bottle or insulated drink cup are some containers.
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The first bread slicing machine was invented by Otto Fredrick Rohwedder - this does not mean that he invented the first bread dispenser. see US Patent number 5,735,433for Bread Dispenser which does not slice bread.
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If you are referring to boxed take-out pizza, it will keep for several days as long as it is refrigerated within a couple hours.
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According to: http://www.napoleon-co.com/products/smoked_oysters/oysters_frame.html "Smoked oysters usually are found to be a light brown color. Occasionally, however, they show a green tinge. This is not a sign of spoilage, but a natural happening due to bad weather. When the rough seas tear and…
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Put it in a plastic container or foil and keep it in the refrigerator
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If the sunflower seeds are kept in their original, sealed factory package, they can go a year. Note that the seed and nut packers have taken a lesson from the makers of snack foods like potato chips and are putting up their products in packages from which the air has been flushed with nitrogen gas. …
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We preserve food because it helps the food last longer
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By the smell, by the looks, if it has turned a green it is no good or if it has white dots on it ,no good.If it is very slimey it is no good. (Raw chicken is wet and slippery but not snotty slimey).If it smells bad. Cook it and it will still smell badCats Ike it anyway! But I do cook it first for th…
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because the both have sulfur in which makes them smell the same
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Edible means - fit to be eaten. The edibility of food is dependent on such things as: how it was cooked, freshness, etc.
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Generally Sterile bottles can be used upto 5 years. However theoretically the sterility should remain till the time you open the poly bag.
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well once the guy has spermed it takes a 4weeks for u to test if ur pregnet
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Answer:I wouldn't keep it for longer than seven days in the refrigerator. Frozen, you can keep alot longer.
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Answer:In a jar!  Answer:In a cool dark place that isn't too dry, or the beans will dry out. Yes, storing them in a glass jar is the best.
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It was created by NASA to hold their dirty diapers and not leave them floating around in their small cabin.
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because it is supposed to do that
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for a few days or weeks, actually
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is it ok to eat food that has been frozen, then thawed then refrozen? this is the question ,not the answer
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I just fell off my bike and gave my tooth a concuison, well that's what the dentist said. Pretty much I had trama and I was told only to be worried if my tooth started turning colour (which it is now turning brown) and if it does then I might need a root canal because it had become infected.
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You can keep cooked chicken safely in the fridge for 3-4 days. And frozen for almost indefinately.
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No, you cannot eat bread that has mold. You are able to eat expired bread as long as there is not any mold on it.
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No. Not if it has been processed, bottled and stored properly and the container isn't compromised. Keep it out of heat, direct sunlight and away from odorous products (like gasoline). Some state agencies require an expiration date of 2 years, but that is not based on any science.
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Try this it sheds more light earn4task.com/?id=26583 You can't. You shouldn't put the bruschetta on the bread until you are ready to serve it.
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HelloCan you freeze shrimp thaw it and refreeze it?Thank youYes you can but it may not taste as good the second time.
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well it makes it alot harder to save ur food
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Prepared mustard might not spoil, but it can lose flavor and change color. And becomes watery . Honey is one food that does not spoil. Honey will turn to hard sugar (inedible) eventually.
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The shelf life of eggs depends on proper handling and storage. If eggs are clean and kept refrigerated, they can last as long as 6 months. Many eggs in the store are at least a month old while sitting on the shelf. My experience shows that 6 and 7 month old eggs are still good when kept refrigerated…
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Yes, you can eat food that has "freezer burn". However, it tends to not taste as good as non-burned food. The freezer burn is actually just dehydration of that part of the food due to sublimation of the ice; because this takes a long time, freezer-burn doesn't occur to foods before (usually) about 3…
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By cleansing it at least three times a day. Use a scub before you go to bed.
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Answer:It depends on the vegetable. You can cut up carrots and celery and keep them in water in the fridge for a week or so.
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You take fruit and make sure you get all of the juices out, you add pectin and sugar. Then get a pressure cooker and put it into jars until it says it is done. Then get it out with tongs (IT WILL BE HOT) and wait for it to set and go cold before putting it away. ....................................…
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If the product is still icey, you could re-freeze it, but the quality of the product might be degraded.
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Answer no Answer it'll freeze you just shouldn't eat it.
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chilled storage is 1 to 2 days at between 1 and 5 degrees c - in a freezer it will last for beween 9 and 12 months. It should be frozen within the 1 - 2 chilled period and should not have exceeded its chilled temperature for more than about 30 minutes as this causes bacterial growth which freeing do…
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Dow Chemical originally developed the Ziploc bag, but now is produced by S.C. Johnson & company. Answer I think you are referring to the Barabus TKR, which is sometimes said to be the fastest car in the world, but in fact is only a concept of which a very small number have been built. Since it …
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ANSWER: I take them as they ripen and throw them in a ziplock bag and freeze them immediately. They thaw easily for shakes and eating them whole, just wash them first.
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The ideal refrigerator temperature range is 1°-4.5°C (34°-40°F) . Bacterial and mold growth are considerably slowed down at these temperatures, thus retarding food spoilage. Since water freezes at 0°C (32°F), this prevents fresh foods from freezing, although when the temperature is at the low …
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