You found a bag of couscous that’s a year past the date on the label, and you’re not sure if you can eat it or not. Does couscous go bad? Or perhaps you’ve just opened a packet, and you’re wondering what’s the best way to store dry couscous so that it lasts at long as […]
You have a couple of leftover tortillas in storage. You don’t have any plans for them right now, but you don’t want them to spoil. Can you freeze tortillas? Or perhaps you’ve prepared a huge batch of homemade tortillas, and need to store them for longer than a couple of days. Either way, freezing seems […]
You just found a box of expired cereal in the cabinet, and you’re not sure what to do. Does cereal go bad? No matter if the bag is your children’s or yours (I eat oatmeal regularly, so I don’t judge), now is the time to decide how to go about it. Your first thought was […]
Grits is often sold in bulk, so if you stumbled upon a great sale, you probably bought too many packs. And now you wonder: do grits go bad?
If granola is your backup option for breakfast, a half-open bag that sits in the cabinet for months on end isn’t anything unusual. One day, when you’re about to make granola with yogurt, you notice that it’s past the date on the label. Does granola go bad? Can you eat granola after the date on […]
All too often this “super grain” is left untouched in the pantry for months at a time. Or we cook a big batch and wonder how long does quinoa last in the fridge once cooked. That brings the question: does quinoa go bad? Many people wonder whether quinoa lasts weeks, months or years. Or if […]
Cornmeal is a staple food in many kitchen cabinets. It is useful for pizzas, bread, bagels, and other delicious foods. Despite so many uses, we often end up storing a single package of cornmeal for months or even years at a time. That begs the question: does cornmeal go bad? If you want to bake […]
If you have jars full of brown rice that you have not touched in a while, the question “does brown rice go bad?” naturally comes to mind. Everyone knows that rice is both easy to prepare and lasts quite a long time, but how long does it last exactly? The answer to that question depends […]
You have a few packs of popped popcorn that are nearing the best-by date and you’re not sure if you can serve them to your guests. Does popcorn go bad?
Cornstarch is made from starch in corn kernels and used mostly as a thickening agent in pies and sauces. But does it go bad?