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    Here's What You Need To Know About The Shelf Life Of Pantry Items

    Time to reach in the back of the cupboard to see what stays and what goes.

    We all want a well-stocked pantry.

    1. Dried pasta: Up to 2 years.

    2. Whole-grain rice: Up to 6 months.

    3. White and whole-grain flours: 6 to 9 months, and up to 3 months, respectively.

    4. Canned goods: Up to 2 years.

    5. Olive oil: Up to 20 months.

    6. Bread crumbs: 6 months.

    7. Baking powder: 6 to 12 months.

    8. Chocolate bars: 4 to 6 months.

    9. Spices: 6 to 12 months.

    10. Spirits: 6 to 8 months.

    Then there are those pantry items that last for life. They are:

    • Sugar

    • Vinegar

    • Vanilla extract

    • Honey

    • Salt

    • Cornstarch

    • Baking soda