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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Wild, White, Jasmine and Basmati Rice

Unopened or opened: keeps indefinitely

Store uncooked rice in a cool, dry place. Once opened, transfer to an airtight container and store in the pantry, freezer or refrigerator.

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