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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

I read somewhere that Americans waste, on average, a pound of food a day. Somebody must be wasting most of my share, because I can't remember the last time I threw out a leftover. But even still, that is a lot of waste. Wouldn't it be easier if food just lasted forever, like Twinkies? Well, some foods actually do...

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Today's Random Fact:

White rice, wild, jasmine, arborio and basmati rice all keep forever so there's no need to throw them out. Brown rice is the one exception because it has a higher oil content so store it in the refrigerator or freeze it to maximize its shelf life. However, the one caveat is; once you've opened a bag or box of rice, move it to an airtight container or resealable freezer bag to keep it fresh.

Bonus Fact:

Honey. Whether you use it in your tea, on your toast or as an alternative sweetener, that jar of pure honey is good forever. It may get grainy or change color, but it's still safe to eat - and delicious - because its antibiotic properties keep it from spoiling.