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#1 of 3 Old 06-21-2014, 09:56 PM - Thread Starter
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Would you eat this old food???

I have so much food that is old. We need to save money and I need to know if other people would eat these things-

1)expired chickpea miso and also soy miso
2)*expired (VERY) nuts that have been in freezer (for years)
3)chickpeas in can dated 2014 but that I have had for a long time.
4) *whole grains NOT kept in fridge. These are probably over a year old. I have millet, quinoa, barley and amaranth
5) dates that are not old to us but taste a tad moldy near the pit.
6) grain, old but in fridge

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*miso--yes I've had miso for years. Keeps forever in the fridge.

*nuts--no. But I'm really sensitive to any off-flavors in nuts, and freezers are bad for nuts in the long term. Taste one and see. Shouldn't be rancid in freezer unless you put them in that way. Packaged nuts can be slightly off, even just home from the store, but again, I'm sensitive that way.

chickpea can--yes, if it looks sound

Grains-- maybe--a year is a not an unreasonable time here, but in Hawaii, maybe. There is no such thing as "whole grain barley" unless you are a cow and bought it from the feed store and that increases longevity. The other ones keep fairly well in a cooler climate, so I would have no problems with those here if they smelled good.

Grains in the fridge-- maybe. Probably the grains are sound, but a long time in the fridge could alter the flavor.

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I'd test before I cooked with any of it, but it should all be ok. There's a good bit of leeway built into expiration dates IMO.
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