Are you nuts about peanuts? You’re not alone. The average American eats three pounds of peanut butter a year, according to the Texas Peanut Board. Plus, peanut butter packs a huge nutritional punch, helping you fight heart disease and boost your brainpower. What’s not to love?
Well, if you buy the all-natural kind, you don’t especially love mixing the oil into the peanuts every time you want to make a sandwich. Luckily, you can bid your days of blending goodbye. There is a brilliant way to keep the oil and peanuts mixed together—no elbow grease required.
Simply storing the jar upside down prevents the peanut butter and oil from separating in your pantry, Brit+Co reports. While there’s no scientific proof to back this tip up, it definitely can’t hurt to give it a shot. You’ll wish you knew these genius kitchen hacks sooner, too.
If you’re still skeptical, Brit+Co recommends refrigerating the jar instead. Doing so solidifies the oils and keeps the whole mixture blended, they say.
Now that your peanut butter is ready to spread, dig in! Don’t settle for a plain old peanut butter and jelly sandwich, though. We recommend one of these epic PB&J upgrades that will have you drooling.