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Uncooked chicken can safely stay in the fridge for only one to two days after its sell-by date before its condition starts to deteriorate. Raw chicken can last longer when it is placed in a freezer, which increases its usage time to up to nine months.


The only way to properly freeze uncooked potatoes is to cut and blanch them, which helps maintain their texture and flavor. Raw potatoes that are frozen without blanching become very watery and lose their structure when thawed.


Prepared or cooked mashed potatoes stay fresh and flavorful in the refrigerator for up to four days. Place cooked mashed potatoes in a clean, covered container, and store them in the refrigerator within 2 hours of cooking for best results.


There is little bacterial danger present in uncooked pasta if it has been properly stored and handled. However, cooking pasta breaks down starches, making it easier to digest.


Cauliflower mashed potatoes safely last five to seven days in the fridge and six to eight months in the freezer. Storing the mashed potatoes in a tightly sealed container helps to promote freshness and keep out excess moisture.


Eating raw oatmeal is safe and very healthy. Uncooked oatmeal can be added to foods such as yogurts and salads, according to WebMD.


Sugar snap peas can be eaten without being cooked. Raw uncooked sugar snap peas are an easy low-calorie, healthy snack.


It is better to freeze bacon that has been cooked rather than freezing it raw. Frozen, cooked bacon lasts longer and retains better texture and flavor.


Although there are some diets that advocate eating raw rice, uncooked rice can be harmful because if it contains Bacillus cereus or lectin. Eating uncooked or undercooked rice infected with these substances can cause food poisoning.


According to the USDA, discard raw meat if it spends more than two hours above 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Even short exposures to room temperature can cause bacterial growth, so refrigerate meat promptly.