While you go off to work in the morning, all remaining food that needs to be stored in the refrigerator is also going off. But of course, it goes off in a different sense. Now, no matter how many months you will be storing food in your refrigerator and/or deep freeze, it is already in the unfortunate throes of going off. In essence, naturally harvested foods have extremely short shelf lives. And no matter how resourceful the use of refrigerators are, date labels for food need to continue being used.
Naturally produced food was only ever (naturally) designed to be consumed at the earliest possible opportunity. Needless to say, some foods have the propensity to last a lot longer than others. But others do not, and already in a day or too, refrigerated or not, they have already gone off. Olive oil, just as it is pressed has the capacity to last for months, sometimes even years, depending on the quality and the bouquet. But once opened, the bottled olive oil is best preserved in the refrigerator. The same goes for all pickles and preserves.
The myth was that eggs should always be refrigerated. But no, you can leave them out at room temperature. But neglect them for weeks and they will go bad, very bad indeed. You will know this because you will smell this. And just forget about the healthy cucumber. Even in the refrigerator, it does not last more than a day or two. Be resourceful with foods like this. You don’t always need to eat them even. You can use them to refresh yourself cosmetically and hygienically. Leftover food, depending what was cooked, can be frozen.
But to ensure that it does not go bad, monitor the storage date with those date labels.Learn more →