15 Foods You Should Never Keep in Your Pantry
Are you the type of person who throws anything that’s not dairy or fresh veggies in the pantry? You should really read this.
Organic peanut butter
Typical peanut butter, like Jif spreads, can be kept in the pantry. But if your peanut butter is natural or organic, the oils will separate and turn rancid. These types need to be kept in the fridge. The same goes for other organic nut butters.
While basil can thrive in a pantry, many other herbs need to stay in the fridge to stay fresh. Hardy herbs, like rosemary and thyme, should be washed, wrapped in a damp paper towel and then in plastic, and kept in your fridge’s crisper drawer. Soft herbs, like cilantro, dill, and parsley, should also stay out of the pantry. Keep them in plastic bags in the fridge. Speaking of refrigerated foods… here are the foods you’re throwing out way too soon.
Opened red wine
What?! Blasphemy! I’m sure that’s what all you wine lovers must be thinking. But it’s true. Opened red wine should be re-corked and refrigerated to stay fresh for another day, TODAY.com reports. The cold temperature will slow down the oxidation process. Don’t have space in your fridge? Here are 8 clever uses for leftover wine.
Like the oils in nuts and nut butters, coconut oil can eventually go rancid when stored at room temperature for too long. Take it out of the pantry and put it in the fridge.
You may not realize it, but tortillas are actually prone to molding. They’ll stay good for about a week at room temperature, but keep them in the fridge immediately after opening, just to be safe. Next, don’t miss these 20 foods you’re spoiling by putting in the refrigerator.