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March 5, 2013 7:33 AM Subscribe
Age your canned goods - Why I now think of best-by dates as maybe-getting-interesting-by dates.
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The trouble with aging canned goods is that it takes years to get results. However, we can take a hint from manufacturers, who often accelerate shelf-life tests by storing foods at high temperatures. A general rule of thumb is that the rate of chemical reactions approximately doubles with each 20-degree rise in temperature. Store foods at 40 degrees above normal—around 100 degrees—and you can get an idea of a year’s change in just three months. (Slate
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