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I always check dates and throw away anything that's on or past the date. 2 1.37%
I check dates and make sure to use everything within the date. 10 6.85%
I keep an eye on dates and use nose, eyes and brain to determine what's still good to eat 101 69.18%
I only buy enough food to last a couple of days, so this never happens. 12 8.22%
I just eat stuff without really looking at the dates. 13 8.90%
What's a best before date? 4 2.74%
What's a fridge? 4 2.74%
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Perhaps not a good idea:

"Tesco ditches 'best before' dates on more fruit and veg"

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-45786012

Tom
I guess the rule of thumb is that if it smells like the devil's washing, chuck it out. If not, eat it.

Wouldn't play the same Russian roulette with fish, though...
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Perhaps not a good idea:

"Tesco ditches 'best before' dates on more fruit and veg"
If you can't tell by looking at it, or at worst siding and feeling it, whether a piece of fruit or veg is still good you probably shouldn't be allowed in a kitchen.

And stored correctly quite a lot of fresh produce can last for months anyway, so I welcome the idea.
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Re: Poll: throwing food away.

I didn't want to open a new thread so I use this one:

Are black eye beans one of these things where the "best before date" doesn't matter? (Like sugar and honey are, for example).

Mine are dated 30.4.2018, they are packed in plastic and look fine through the window bit of the wrapping.
Would like to turn them into MoiMoi actually.
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I didn't want to open a new thread so I use this one:

Are black eye beans one of these things where the "best before date" doesn't matter? (Like sugar and honey are, for example).

Mine are dated 30.4.2018, they are packed in plastic and look fine through the window bit of the wrapping.
Would like to turn them into MoiMoi actually.
The weather won't be good in the weekend, so try as it doesn't really matter anyway that you would spend a day on the toilet.
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Re: Poll: throwing food away.

You mean like dried beans? Open up the plastic, look at them. If theyíre not soft or mushy or damp, nor have anything growing on them like mold, theyíre probably fine.
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Re: Poll: throwing food away.

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I didn't want to open a new thread so I use this one:

Are black eye beans one of these things where the "best before date" doesn't matter? (Like sugar and honey are, for example).

Mine are dated 30.4.2018, they are packed in plastic and look fine through the window bit of the wrapping.
Would like to turn them into MoiMoi actually.
Dried or in juice?

If dried, forget the date.

Tom
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Dried or in juice?

If dried, forget the date.

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Dried.
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Re: Poll: throwing food away.

Saw a report on how much "second-class" veggies are binned or turned into biogas (crippled carrots, tomatoes with little fissures etc.). And learnt something: You can cook/eat the dark green part of leek.

Now I guess most will shake their head and say "yeah, stating the obvious" but I was stunned how one (me in this case) can learn something and just pull it through because I never ran into someone who told me otherwise.
I sure wonder what else I cut off and bin which would be eatable.
(I don't peel most stuff - except the things you must - and I do eat the core of apples, pears)

And I also wondered if the green part of the spring-onions is eatable too? Most likely, huh?
You know of other parts of veggies getting thrown out for no good reason except upbringing? Enlighten me, I'm eager to know.
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Re: Poll: throwing food away.

Anything vegetable that is not used (and I plan so there is very little) goes straight into one of my 9 compost bins- so I don't feel guilty.
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That's good. But I'm keen on knowing what I can eat that I didn't know I can before.
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Re: Poll: throwing food away.

We cleaned the fridge yesterday, and my daughter insisted that I toss anything that was more than 5 years past the date.

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Saw a report on how much "second-class" veggies are binned or turned into biogas (crippled carrots, tomatoes with little fissures etc.). And learnt something: You can cook/eat the dark green part of leek.

Now I guess most will shake their head and say "yeah, stating the obvious" but I was stunned how one (me in this case) can learn something and just pull it through because I never ran into someone who told me otherwise.
I sure wonder what else I cut off and bin which would be eatable.
(I don't peel most stuff - except the things you must - and I do eat the core of apples, pears)

And I also wondered if the green part of the spring-onions is eatable too? Most likely, huh?
You know of other parts of veggies getting thrown out for no good reason except upbringing? Enlighten me, I'm eager to know.
The green part of the spring onion is the best. Thatís the whole point of spring onions.

Tops of root vegetables are often quite good. But most supermarkets already ditch them before we get them.

I also eat the apple core.
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We cleaned the fridge yesterday, and my daughter insisted that I toss anything that was more than 5 years past the date.

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Was it fridge-cleaning day yesterday? I did the same. But I don't have anything even a fraction that old in it.

So what about the green part of the spring onions? Unexpectedly (for me) eatable or am I correct in throwing it away?
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So what about the green part of the spring onions? Unexpectedly (for me) eatable or am I correct in throwing it away?
The best part (unless dried and brown)!

Think of them as giant chives (schnittlauch, ciboulette)

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Was it fridge-cleaning day yesterday? I did the same. But I don't have anything even a fraction that old in it.

So what about the green part of the spring onions? Unexpectedly (for me) eatable or am I correct in throwing it away?
I just cut off the roots and eat the rest. But then I also learned later in life that you can eat the green parts from leeks (my mom for whatever reason never used that) and I had my fridge cleaning today.
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I also learned later in life that you can eat the green parts from leeks.
Always use it, makes the potato-leek soup a nice green color!

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And I also wondered if the green part of the spring-onions is eatable too? Most likely, huh?
You know of other parts of veggies getting thrown out for no good reason except upbringing? Enlighten me, I'm eager to know.
Absolutely. Wash them carefully though, they might come with some sand. You can also use the leaves from the celery - excellent in a soup or even a salad..and the smell is divine. (imo)
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Turnip greens....yum!
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Saw a report on how much "second-class" veggies are binned or turned into biogas (crippled carrots, tomatoes with little fissures etc.). And learnt something: You can cook/eat the dark green part of leek.

Now I guess most will shake their head and say "yeah, stating the obvious" but I was stunned how one (me in this case) can learn something and just pull it through because I never ran into someone who told me otherwise.
I sure wonder what else I cut off and bin which would be eatable.
(I don't peel most stuff - except the things you must - and I do eat the core of apples, pears)

And I also wondered if the green part of the spring-onions is eatable too? Most likely, huh?
You know of other parts of veggies getting thrown out for no good reason except upbringing? Enlighten me, I'm eager to know.
It's all vegetable. It would be like buying a cabbage and throwing it all away because it's green.
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Turnip greens....yum!
As salad or cooked?

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It's all vegetable. It would be like buying a cabbage and throwing it all away because it's green.
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