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Infographic: The Shelf Life of Food


We love us some infographics, especially ones that can hang in your kitchen both as art and practical reminders. Butter, hard and soft cheese, yogurt, milk, and other staples are included in the list, along with a handy leftover primer listing mac and cheese and pizza!

How long will chicken stay fresh in the refrigerator? How long can you keep grapes on the countertop? Is it okay to freeze cucumbers? There is a certain amount of common sense when determining if a given food is past its prime (and you can always try a smell test) but for general guidelines and planning purposes this infographic from Visual.ly is incredibly handy.

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Rebecca Haley-Park

Rebecca Haley-Park is culture's Editor and resident stinky cheese cheerleader. A native New Englander, she holds a BFA in creative writing from University of Maine at Farmington.