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Here Are 6 Food Items That Have a Short Shelf Life (But Are Still Safe to Eat)

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1. Corn on the cob

If you have some corn that is a few days old, say up to 5 days, experts say it is perfectly safe to eat it. You won’t get sick after consuming it, but you won’t enjoy the taste either. Corn loses half of its sweetness and flavor in just 3 days, according to nutritionists.

If you go to the store and buy corn on the cob that doesn’t have the husks, you’ll notice that your kernels will quickly dry out. However, there’s a hack you can try to make your corn last longer!

All you have to do is cook it in some boiling water, grab a knife, and cut it off the cob. When you’re done with that, put it in a zip-top bag, store it in the freezer, and consume it whenever you want.

2. Fish 

Experts say that it’s best to eat fresh fish within 2 days after buying it since it can go bad pretty quickly. Besides that, you should make sure that you prepare the clams, oysters, or mussels as soon as possible, so you can enjoy them while they’re fresh and tasty.

If you purchase raw fish and plan on eating it in a few weeks, you can put it in the freezer, where it will keep for around 6 to 9 months. If your fish is smoked, it can last up to 6 months in your freezer, and if you purchase frozen fish, it will keep for up to a year.

3. Honey 

Honey is often regarded as one of the few foods that can theoretically be stored indefinitely. That’s because the sugar content makes it relatively immune to different types of germ contamination, and it will still taste good.

The reason is that this product has a low water content and will go bad only in the presence of moisture. Don’t forget that honey will crystallize if it’s stored for too long. It won’t go bad, but it will be difficult to remove from the jar.

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