Whether you were overzealous when making dinner, or opted for a night out instead of cooking that fish fillet, we’ve all been there – stuck with a refrigerator full of leftovers. From the best way to store fresh herbs like basil and cilantro, to how long a cut onion will last in the fridge, we’ve compiled a list of common leftovers and how long you can safely keep them.

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Check out the slideshow above for guidelines to follow closely, and as a general rule, if you’re worried about something it’s safer to throw it out then risk getting a foodborne illness.

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