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why do you have to refrigerate peanut butter

Do You Have to Refrigerate Peanut Butter? A friend of mine always stores her peanut butter in the fridge after opening it. Is that necessary? No it s not necessary to refrigerate an opened jar of commercially manufactured peanut butter, says the. An opened jar of processed peanut butter will usually keep well for about 3 months when stored in a dark cupboard at normal room temperature. And the major benefit of pantry storage, of course, is that it allows the peanut butter to spread more easily.

That said, if you re not able to finish off the entire jar of peanut butter within a few months or if your pantry tends to get extremely hot and humid storing the opened jar in the refrigerator can help keep the peanut butter at optimum freshness longer. Once refrigerated, it will generally remain at good quality for an additional 3 to 4 months.

Oils If you use up your cooking oils quickly, you may not have to store them in the fridge. But if you buy oil in bulk or you have a few bottles, you may want to consider refrigeration. Most oils are fine unrefrigerated if you use them up within a month or two. But keep in mind that light, air and heat break down oil. Heat is especially problematic since people (myself included) love to store oil next to their stoves.

Keeping certain oils in your fridge may cause a harmless БcloudyБ appearance and/or cause them to thicken. Bringing them to room temp will solve this problem. DonБt want to deal with it? Just keep a small portion of your oil in a container away from heat and light and store the rest in your fridge.

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