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Herbs and Spices - Fresh or dried?

Fresh Herbs in a Bowl

Both fresh and dried herbs add flavor. Adjust amounts to your taste.

Most Herbs:

3 teaspoons fresh = 1 teaspoon dried

Garlic:

1 clove fresh = ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

Ginger:

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■ Store dried herbs and spices in a cool, dark location away from direct heat or sunlight. Keep containers tightly closed.

Pork - Store Well Waste Less

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  1. Refrigerate fresh pork and cook or freeze within 3 to 5 days. Keep tightly wrapped to prevent drying.

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■ Refrigerate raw chicken and use within 1 to 2 days for best quality.

■ Refrigerate cooked chicken for up to 3 or 4 days. Freeze for longer storage; package in recipe-sized amounts; use within 2 months for best quality.

■ Freeze raw chicken to store for 9 to 12 months.

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■ Store unopened tofu the same way you found it in the store.

■ Refrigerate all tofu after opening and use within 5 days. Cover with fresh water and change daily.

■ Spoiled tofu has a strong sour smell and may feel slimy.

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■ Refrigerate eggs in their original carton as soon as possible after purchase. Keep on the refrigerator shelf, not on the door. Use within 3 to 5 weeks.

■ Rinsing or washing eggs at home is not recommended. It can actually lead to increased bacterial growth.

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■ Store dried lentils in an airtight container in a cool, dark, dry place. Use within 1 year for best flavor and less cooking time.

■ Cooked lentils can be refrigerated for up to 1 week or frozen for up to 3 months. Divide into recipe-sized portions for quick use.

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■ Refrigerate in an open or perforated plastic bag in the vegetable drawer. They will keep for up to 10 days, but quality is best when used soon.

■ Wash under cool running water and trim just before using: 

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■ Store unopened cans of tuna in a cool, dry place. Discard cans that show leakage, bulges, or rust.

■ Check the ‘Best By’ date on the cans or pouches and use before the date for best quality.