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“10 Products You Can Ignore the Expiration Date On.”
Don’t throw that out! These items can last far longer than you think.

There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who see expiration dates as mere suggestions, and those who will toss out anything—no matter how full, untouched, or uneaten—the moment that “sell by” or “use by” date rolls around. This list is for the latter group; as it turns out, there’s a lot of stuff in your house with expiration dates you can take with a grain of salt (including salt, but we’ll get to that). Not only will knowing this save you some money, it’ll also help the planet. Per, 40 percent of all food in the U.S. is wasted, and according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the total generation of municipal solid waste in 2018 was 4.9 pounds per person per day. Let’s do better. Read on to find out which expiration dates you can safely ignore.

1. Uncooked white rice
Raise your hand if you’ve thrown out uncooked white rice as soon as it reached its expiration date. Now you know better: “Uncooked white rice is a highly processed and refined ingredient, and can last up to six months after its expiry date if stored in an air-tight container,” Ruiz Asri of Honest Food Talks and an expert on Asian home cuisine tells Best Life.

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