Cathy Isom gives us some helpful hints today on some foods that you really need to refrigerate. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
As we mark National Food Safety Month all month-long, there’s yet another thing to consider. Some food and drink items that you probably don’t refrigerate, but health experts say you should.
- Nuts. They contain fragile unsaturated fats that can go bad quickly. While that won’t hurt your health, it’s definitely bad for flavor.
- Maple Syrup is another you should refrigerate for up to 3 months to prevent the growth of mold or yeast.
- Dried fruit should be also be kept cold up no longer than 6 months to prevent spoiling.
- Also throw in your Bananas, and your ketchup, peanut butter, too.
- Keep natural peanut butter fresh and prevent separating by storing peanut butter in a chilled fridge.
- Whole Wheat flour is another one. It will turn rancid quickly if left out at room temperature.
- Chocolate syrup. When refrigerated can stay fresh for up to 6 months and not lose its flavor.
- Salami. Even though its cured, can be stored up to 12 days in the fridge to slow potential bacteria growth.
- And don’t forget about those Pecan and pumpkin pies, because these pies are made with egg, they need to be refrigerated, too.
- Corn on the cob will lose 40 percent of its sugar content by spending just 6 hours at room temperature. Store it in the fridge for up to 2 days.
- Tortillas need to be refrigerated to prevent molding once the package is opened.
- Juice, even if its bought at room temperature, once the seal is cracked open it needs to be kept cold.
- And always throw your salad dressings in the refrigerator. Especially ones made with dairy, fruit or citrus. Even if you make your own, keep it fresh by keeping it chilled.