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What is the difference between perishable and non-perishable food?
February 10, 2018 1:13PM
- Answer: Perishable foods are foods like fresh meat, seafood, and ripe fruits. While non-perishable are items that do not spoil or decay.... for example; canned goods, all pasta types, sugar, flour, curls (and chips if air-sealed), spices are non perishable as well.
- Perishable foods is ANY food that will spoil, rot, go bad very fast, such as within hours. Most perishable (dies quickly) foods will not even last a few hours without refrigeration or freezing. Milk, cottage cheese, sour cream, ice cream, meat, pork, chicken, pretty much a perishable food is anything you would normally keep in the fridge or freezer for several days, otherwise, if you left it out, it would go bad. Non-perishables are dry and canned foods, sometimes vegetables.
- Perishable - will spoil sooner - some examples - fresh fruits and veggies, breads, fish, meat - Non-perishable - much longer shelf life - examples - canned food, crackers