When to ditch the dry goods in your cupboard

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When you're spring cleaning this year, don't forget your pantry!

Here's how long your food really lasts:

Spices: 6 months "They don't go bad necessarily, but they lose their flavor," says Fareway dietition Caitlyn Ferin. Keep your spices cool, dry and air tight.

Flour: 9 months

Whole Wheat Flour: 3 months

White Rice: 6 mos

Brown Rice: 3 mos

Pasta: 2 years

Canned goods: 1 - 2 years.  The higher acidity a canned good has, the longer it will last.

Baking Soda: Indefinitly

Baking Powder: 6 months.  To test its freshness, sprinkle it in some water; if you see fizz it's still good.

Condiments: One year. When it doubt throw it out.