Shelf Life Of Food Products Available In Mumbai

As per #food technologist and medical professionals, shelf life of food products should always be checked before its rightful consumption. The shelf life of food is the period within that the consumption of  a particular #food item is considered safe from a health perspective. Finding shelf life for vegetables, fruits and flowers including packaged ones is very important before making any healthy recipes. Following table gives a general shelf life of various #food products available in Mumbai:

Table of shelf life of food products

Food Product Type Period
Canned Foods Date specified by FSSAI certified manufacturer
Dairy Milk Maximum 3 days
Powdered Milk As specified by manufacturer, maximum 1 year
Cheese 3 to 4 weeks
Cream Maximum 10 days
Yoghurt Maximum 1 to 2 weeks
Butter 2 weeks for unfrozen and 1 year for frozen
Eggs Maximum 2 to 4 weeks
Ground Meat Maximum 2 days
Chicken  Maximum 2 days
Fish Maximum 2 days for uncooked, 3 days for cooked
Bacon Maximum 5 days
Hot Dogs Maximum 1 week
Pork (sausage) Maximum 2 days
Canned Fruits Maximum 3 days
Apple 1 to 2 months
Bananas (Manjal Valaipalam) Maximum 2 to 3 days
Berries or cranberries 3 to 4 weeks
Grapes (Pachai Thiratchai) 1 to 2 weeks
Lemons (Elumichai) 2 to 4 weeks
Watermelons and Muskmelons 6 to 8 days
Oranges 2 to 3 weeks
Peaches (Peach Palam) 2-3 days
Pineapple (Annachi Palam) 3 to 5 days
Pears (Berikai) 10 to 14 days
Plums 2 to 3 days
Kiwi 6 to 8 days
Canned Vegetables Maximum 3 days
Asparagus 3 to 5 days
Beans 3 to 6 days
Beetroot 4 to 8 days
Broccoli 5 to 7 days
Cabbage (Muttaikose) 4 to 8 days
Carrot (Carrot) 1 to 3 days
Cauliflower 10 to 14 days
Cucumber (Vellarikka) 10 to 12 days
Celery 3 to 4 days
Fennel 6 to 7 days
Lettuce 10 to 12 days
Mushrooms 10 to 12 days
Lady Finger (Vendakkai) 5 to 7 days
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