1. Do I need to cook Edgell canned vegetables before use?
Edgell canned vegetables and legumes are cooked in the can which perfectly steralizes and preserves them. They are ready to pop into salads, soups, casseroles and to be used as a side dishes. You can also make delicious stir fries, savoury pies, pastries, rice and pasta dishes and much more. For great recipe ideas, visit www.simplygreatmeals.com.au.
2. Do I need to rinse Edgell legumes before use?
There is no need to rinse Edgell legumes before using, simply drain and use. In fact, if you’re adding legumes to soups or casseroles, the liquid contains vital nutrients which will enhance the flavour of your cooking.
3. How should I heat Edgell canned vegetables?
The entire contents of Edgell canned vegetables can be heated in a saucepan and then drained.
4. How do I store and for how long can I store Edgell vegetables after I have opened them?
Once opened, we recommend you place the unused product in a suitable container and store in the fridge for approximately 2 days.
5. What do the codes printed on the can mean?
Edgell cans have a date of production stamped on the bottom of the can, indicating the date and time of manufacture.
6. Do Edgell canned vegetables have a use by date? If not, why?
The Australian and New Zealand Food Standards Code does not require packaged foods with a shelf life of two years or longer to be date-marked with a ‘best before’ or ‘use by’ date.
The products ‘packed on’ date is printed on the packaging using the manufacturers can code. The first six digit number for example, 090720 indicates the product was produced on the 20th of July 2009. The first two digits indicate the year (09), the second two digits indicate the month (07) and the last two digits indicate the date (20).