Do the Dates Printed on Food Actually Mean Anything?

Here’s why you’re wasting more food than you need to

You know what dates I’m talking about, right?

The best by, use by, and of course, the classic combination — best if used by — for those who like to be more liberal with their word count.

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What is fiber and why are we supposed to eat it!? Do you have no idea what probiotics are? I’m a trained food scientist hoping to help everyone understand what’s in their food and why, because once we are educated we no longer have to live in fear of what we eat.

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Abbey

I’m a food scientist by PhD, a science writer, and a YouTuber. I’m fascinated by food science and enjoy writing and sharing what I’ve learn

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