I always have a habit of storing food and leftovers in the fridge to consume for later use. According to my actual experiences, the refrigerator is like the best-storing equipment that every family usually has one. I will not mention the shelf life of common food in your kitchen such as meat, spinach in this article, I want to give some helpful information about that of Tahini and Chinese food – my favorite food recently.
How Long Does Tahini Last in the Fridge?
#1 Unopened Tahini
From when you leave the grocery stores and just use up just 1 jar of tahini, the remaining jars are still sealed and can last for a very long time in the fridge. The shelf life of tahini doesn’t depend on the amount of time you store tahini, it depends on the expiry date printed on the package. It can last up to 3 to 4 weeks even after its sell-by date and up to 6 months after its best-buy date when being kept in the fridge or pantry. For some brands, tahini can last up to 2 years so they might be added some preservatives, check the ingredients list to make sure if they use or not. Generally, one thing you need to consider when buying tahini from the grocery store is notice the expiry date, sell-by date and best-by date to avoid purchasing jars of tahini that are close to the spoiling time.
#2 Opened Tahini
Once your jar of tahini is opened, I’m sure that it cannot last as long as the unopened one, the process of food degradation seems to speed up. If you don’t use the fridge, your tahini can last for about 1 to 2 months in the pantry. But if you choose to store in the refrigerator, the shelf life of tahini can be lengthened up to 6 months. To ensure its shelf life to reach the maximum storing time, you should consider wrapping your tahini in the best airtight container. External factors such as bacteria, the smell of other food in the fridge can affect the quality of opened jars if you don’t use any proper storing method. This can definitely cause spoilage to tahini and also means that your tahini could change to a bitter taste.
How Long does Chinese Food Last in the Fridge?
Chinese food expresses an important image of Chinese culture. It uses a variety of flavors and ingredients in a dozen cooking methods. Normal Chinese food I’ve eaten is from the restaurants so it was fully processed. If I cannot eat all of those delicious dishes, I have let them stored in the fridge for the next meals. I have to put them in the airtight containers or vacuum sealed plastic bag for about 3 to 4 days. With packed Chinese food from grocery stores such as dim sum, you can check the sell-by date and best-by date to decide how long can it be safe to eat. Chinese food can last an additional of about 1 month after its sell-by date and about 4 – 6 months after its best-by date.