But if your breadcrumbs have gone bad, check our breadcrumb substitution page for suitable alternatives.
The problem with refrigerated biscuits and rolls, those bought in tubes in the refrigerated section of the grocery, is that the oils begin to turn rancid a few weeks beyond the best by date.
Bread can be stored in the fridge, but it is not recommended because it dries out much faster.
Freezing is a better long-term option, you can freeze your bread while preserving its taste and texture if you use an air-tight freezer safe container (or the plastic bag it came with a twist tie closure).
Paper bags are better than plastic bags because the paper allows the bread to breath and keep from moisture build up and mold - but it will dry out way faster.
Sliced bread is best stored in the plastic bag that it comes in to keep it fresh.
Some common traits of bad bread are mold (mould), which can often be smelled before it is seen (but do not sniff it - you don't want mold spores up your nose! Bread mold can come in all sorts of colors, even white which needs a close look to differentiate from flour.
If one slice of bread is moldy, it is not a good idea to eat another slice from the same loaf - throw away the entire loaf.
Although the Bread shelf life information on Eat By Date is generally reliable, please remember that individual cases will vary and that our advice should only be taken as an opinion and not a replacement for your health care professional.
Panera Bread is an American restaurant chain of fast-casual style bakery-cafés.
A hard and dry texture means that the bread is stale but it can still be used as bread crumbs or croutons if there is for sure no mold (mould).
Since bread crumbs and croutons are dried, if they are kept dry, they can enjoy a long shelf life because mold needs moisture to grow.
The first café was founded in Kirkwood, Missouri, in 1987 and has since grown to over 2,000 locations throughout the United States and Canada.