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How Long Does Hummus Last?

Hummus, a creamy and thick dip made mostly of mashed chickpeas with the addition of healthy ingredients. This kind of spread has become favored in many countries and regions, especially Middle Eastern and North African.

What if you are really into hummus but you seem to be too lazy to make it in every meal? Make a large dish of hummus for later use must be the best way to save time and effort. But how to know that how long does hummus last? In this article, I will give you the final answer about the shelf life of hummus in different environments.

For Homemade Hummus

#1 In the Fridge

“Everything can be stored in the fridge” seems to be right even for hummus. I suggest not storing hummus in the fridge beyond three to five days. This period of time still keeps the creamy texture and the original taste of hummus. Remember to not put hummus in the bottom shelves – the coldest part of the refrigerator because it will cause water splitting (lime juice or lemon juice) in hummus, you are not able to maintain its smooth texture. Moreover, if you keep hummus longer, I guess you might waste the best condition of hummus and its taste. In case you cannot eat all hummus in a maximum of 5 days, send it over to your neighbors or friends might be helpful.

#2 In the Freezer

If hummus can be refrigerated, it also can be frozen too. Putting that tasty chickpea sauce in the freezer will extend its shelf life for consumption for up to 7 months. However, I would not recommend this method because the extreme temperature of a freezer might change a little bit the quality of food from moisturing and creamy to bland and dry. The longer your hummus is kept frozen, the more flavor it will lose.

Please note to add some extra oil on top of hummus and use freezer-safe boxes. This does not guarantee your hummus will keep fresh in total 6 months but will reduce the ability to lose its flavor. Putting some oil helps to avoid water splitting so after defrosting or thawing, you can stir it up to its original consistency.

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For Packaged Hummus

For store-bought hummus, from the day you buy and open the canned or packaged hummus, it may last for 4 to 6 days in the fridge. Definitely, once you open the hummus, it’s shelf life is cut shorter than that of unopened one. You also should notice the expiry date on the packaging to ensure that the quality of hummus is still fresh and have a pleasant smell.

If you want to keep your store-bought hummus longer, you can try freezing technique. However, as I said, I will not recommend this to you because it is quite hard to maintain the authentic taste of hummus in such a long time (by months).

Conclusion

Remember, the information I gave you about how long is hummus good for can be used as references or opinions because individual cases would vary. Therefore, according to the actual situation, you can decide to keep it in a time that is best for your health.

You can look for its shelf life, signs to know once hummus goes bad and other helpful information here.

How Long Does Chicken Last In The Fridge?

Chicken is one of the most popular types of poultry in the world and also a healthier alternative to pork with diverse food options and many different cooking methods such as grilling or frying. But if you want to cook chicken more often, the leftovers might be a bit challenging for you to deal with. Therefore, to help you overcome this situation, I will give you some essential information about how long chicken lasts in the fridge based on my actual experience and some researches that I have collected.

#1 Raw Chicken

According to Foodsafety.gov or the official information from USDA, whole uncooked poultry such as chicken or turkey is safe to eat in the refrigerator for only 1 to 2 days. For poultry are cut into pieces, these parts are stored safely in the same period of time.

If you want to keep your fresh chicken in the best condition in these 2 days, you should contain it in a leak-proof container to avoid its juice leaking and contamination other foods in the fridge. Keeping raw chicken on the lowest shelf in your fridge might be one of the best methods to lengthen its and other food shelf life.

#2 Cooked Chicken

Comparing to raw chicken, cooked chicken can last for a longer time up to 3 to 4 days in the fridge, even for whole chicken or parts. Though you cook your chicken in multiple ways such as broiling or deep-frying, it is said that chicken is only safe to eat in up to 4 days.

Cooked poultry like chicken also needs a special storing method to keep it reach the longest storing time, prevent it from going bad too soon. After processing chicken, within 2 hours at room temperature ( about 20 to 25 degrees C) and 1 hour at a higher temperature, you should put it in the refrigerator. Beyond that time, bacteria will grow and create a good condition for mold to develop, you cannot eat your cooked chicken anymore to avoid food poisoning and unsafety. Place cooked chicken in an airtight container might guarantee that it lasts for about 3 to 4 days, so might reduce the ability of rotten food.

#3 Vacuum sealed chicken

Vacuum seal chicken is also a popular product you might easily find in the supermarket. I guess some of you still confuse about its lifetime if you store in the fridge. Because vacuum sealers are used to remove air in bag so it is a great way to preserve chicken’s flavor and freshness for a longer time than normal ways. This method might lengthen not only your raw but also cooked chicken for up to 6 days, keep your food safe 50% more days in the fridge.

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Conclusion

All the information above is just for reference, you need to stick to the reality to decide how long you will keep your chicken in the fridge. Obviously, I would recommend that storing chicken by vacuum sealers is the greatest choice if you think the storing time of other ordinary methods is too short and quite hard for you to consume in just few days.

How to Tell if Cooked Rice Is Bad?

Cooked rice is a staple that has been boiled and steamed with water and heat. Maybe leftover cooked rice is no longer strange for most of people, you can store it at room temperature and also a refrigerator or freezer to keep it last longer. Stir-frying or reheating leftover rice to use later is not a bad idea but how will it be if the leftover rice turns bad? Moreover, how can you recognize and avoid a bowl of spoiled cooked rice and how long can you eat rice after cooking? But before I give you some tips, there is some information about storage methods that I think you should know.

If you use a fridge to store cooked rice, the precise number is 6 days and can reach up to 6 months in a freezer to lengthen the leftover shelf life. However, without cooling appliances, your leftover cooked rice can last for only 2 hours for the best quality in taste and texture. It is also the perfect time for spores inside cannot transform into bacteria and cause food poisoning.

An airtight container, aluminum foil or reusable plastic bag are some good things which can guarantee a longer storage lifetime and better food quality.

Though even you store the leftover in the right way, it still gets spoil in some way, so how to recognize it easily? How to tell if cooked rice is bad? Here are some tips that will answer your question.

#1 The leftover turns super hard and dry in texture

This visual sign illustrates that leftover rice will dry out more day by day even you leave it at room temperature or cooling equipment. When it reaches its limit of hardness or dryness and you feel even it is reheated, the moisture might be not restored again, so instead of keeping eating, the only thing you need to do is throw it away. I think your house should keep some airtight containers indoors because they will reduce the ability of super hard and dry leftover rice.

#2 The cooked rice is left unrefrigerated for too long

Many science articles show if you cool down food and then thaw them at room temperature or in cold water, especially from 40 to 140 degrees F in a very long time, food spoilage seems to happen more easily. The word “too long” here means it is not longer than 2 hours – the perfect time for storing at room temperature as I’ve said above.

#3 The cooked rice is cooled and then heated many times

I know you want to maximize the shelf life of the leftover rice as long as possible but could you imagine the quality of it will be worse when it’s storage environment is changed continuously? Leftover cooked rice has to face up with the transformation from a low temperature in a fridge to a higher one that contributes to the faster expansion of bacteria.

#4 The cooked rice has an unpleasant smell

If there is an unpleasant smell such as moldy or musty, it must be the best sign to toss it right away. Leftover rice is stored in a wrong way or over time, this ability obviously cannot keep the original taste of your food, moreover, you can also get food poisoning. Therefore, the proper storage method is so important that decide the shelf life of any leftover food, do not forget. For more proper storage methods, you can go and check here.

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