To ensure a longer shelf life of your foods, check out these tips when purchasing food:
When purchasing food products, always buy from the back. When grocers stock the food, they bring the items that are already on the shelf to the front and put the new stuff in the back. From milk to crackers, the items in the back of the section are *usually* the freshest. When purchasing from the back, this will ensure a longer shelf life for your items when stored at home. When buying produce, check for the produce on the bottom.
Be sure to check the expiration dates on everything you buy. Sometimes items right next to eachother will have a significant change in dates. Also, sometimes it’s possible that all items in that area have the same expiration date which could be soon or in a few months. It’s important to take a moment and look at the product. Examine the dates, package, coloring etc.
Did you know what that the bread “tag” colors on the bread packaging mean something? They “usually” mean that this is the day the bread was delivered by the store:
- Monday = Blue
- Tuesday = Green
- Thursday = Red
- Friday = White
- Saturday = Yellow
What tips do you have for buying fresh?