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Why You Should Pay Attention To Your Bread Bag's Tag Color
While it's comparatively easy to avoid stale items like green bologna, moldy cheese, and wilted lettuce, it's harder to ensure that your bread is at its freshest. Thankfully, there is a little-known way to weed out the soon-to-be-stale loaves from those that are at their optimum squishiness.
The secret to quickly picking out the freshest bread is knowing what the colors of the bread tags mean. The hues correspond to the day of the week on which the loaf was baked: Monday is blue, Tuesday is green, Thursday is red, Friday is white, and Saturday is yellow. Wednesday and Sunday are missing from the roster as many bakeries halt production on those days.
The color code enables supermarket employees to easily identify which ones have been sitting on the shelf too long and pull them out. There is an easy way to remember what color goes with what day. Per Eating Well, the colors go in alphabetical order with blue being on Monday and yellow on Saturday.