Food Expiration Dates 101: How Long to Keep Spices, Peanut Butter and Other Pantry Items

It’s hard to tell when pantry basics like dried pasta, herbs and spices, rice, honey, sugar and flour expire – they often live in our kitchens forever! While some foods keep indefinitely, others have a shorter shelf life than you may think. Read on for expiration guidelines from StillTasty.com (33 Photos)

Lisa Cericola on Jan 3, 2013 at 10:16AM

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Food Expiration Dates 101: How Long to Keep Spices, Peanut Butter and Other Pantry Items

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Honey

Opened or unopened: Keeps indefinitely

Honey never goes bad. Be sure to store it in a cool, dry place like the pantry because refrigeration will accelerate the crystallization process. Over time, honey may change color or become cloudy, but it is still safe to eat if stored properly.

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