Stored in a glass container, 100% maple syrup can stay fresh and mold-free for up to one year.
Since fresh pasta contains raw eggs, store your fresh pasta in the refrigerator to keep dangerous bacteria at bay.
Its high acid content will keep most bacteria at bay, while cool temperatures help maintain ketchup's flavor and freshness.
Some cured meats contain harmful bacteria. Therefore, it's advisable to store salami in the refrigerator up to 12 days to slow potential bacterial growth.
After opening, mayonnaise will lose its flavor if it's not refrigerated.
Any leafy green like kale and spinach can spoil quickly. Store your greens in the fridge away from fruits like apples, which emit gasses that cause them to wilt.
Once store-bought applesauce is opened and exposed to air, bacteria will begin to grow, so refrigeration is essential.
The fragile unsaturated fats in nuts go rancid quickly—definitely bad news for maintaining good flavor.
Since some tortillas are prone to molding, the fine print on many tortilla packages recommends refrigerating after opening.
10. Fresh Eggs
It goes without saying that dairy products like cheese, milk and yogurt should be stored in the refrigerator. Ditto fresh eggs, meat and fish.
Source: Adapted from Home Food Safety and The Daily Meal
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