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Handy Infographic Helps You Visualize the Shelf Lives of Different Foods; Yes, It’s Longer than You Think

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Hey, does this smell funny to you?
I dunno, what’s the expiration date?
Yesterday?
Omg gross.

We’ve all been there, and to be honest, it only makes sense. When faced with the prospect of either spending $3 extra for a new gallon of milk or spending 3 hours playing battlesh*ts against ourselves, most people would smartly pick the former. But what if I told you that you didn’t have to do either? Better yet, what if I showed you?

<insert epic Matrix soundtrack here>

Data company Visual.ly recently released a useful infographic illustrating the different shelf lives of food when stored on the counter, in the fridge or in the freezer. Granted, most of what’s here you could probably guess yourself. Like most foods will keep for months longer if frozen, or bananas left on the counter will be bad within the week or – wait, hang on, you’re not supposed to freeze potatoes? What the F@#K?

Peep the graph yourself for the list of 30+ fruits, veggies, meats, condiments and other typical fridge food you’ve always wondered but never knew for sure about.

I’m a little iffy about the “Leftovers” section though. I mean, 2 days in the fridge for spaghetti and meatballs? Clearly this guy hasn’t had my mom’s cooking. That stuff will last through the next papacy, easy.

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H/T Design Taxi + PicThx Visual.ly

By Dominique Zamora

Dominique would be a foodie if she had money to pay for food. For now, she gets by just looking at food photography, which results in at least one more starving journalism student every time Instagram breaks down.

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