The Correct Way to Store Food


Storing your food correctly is as important as cooking it properly. Therefore, knowing how to store your food properly is very important. Let’s take a brief look into what experts have to say on how to store your food.

The Non-Perishable Food Items

The non-perishable food items are the ones that are not spoiled easily. These include powder milk, canned foods (that have not yet been opened) breakfast cereals, oats, herbs and spices in air tight jars etc.  All these foods can be stored safely in your kitchen cabinets.

Even your favorite peanut butter that comes in jars can be kept in your kitchen cabinets or your breakfast table. However, all these should be kept in air tight containers that prevent them from falling prey to any potential insect infestations.

 Dairy Products, Poultry and Meat

Dairy products, poultry and meat should be refrigerated immediately upon arrival as these are susceptible to spoilage and infections along with causing cross contamination. While milk and eggs should be refrigerated chicken, fish, meat and all meat products should be frozen.

Seeds, Beans, Lentils, Rice, Flour, Sugar and Pasta Etc

Food items like seeds, beans, lentils, rice, flour, sugar and pasta etc should be kept in air tight containers in the kitchen cabinets.


While most of the vegetables should be refrigerated there are certain vegetables that do not need to be refrigerated. Vegetables like dry onions, garlic and potatoes can be kept outside the fridge at cool and dark places. However, it is best advised to buy these in small quantities so you may not have to throw them later once they start to sprout out or even decompose.

Similarly, tomatoes can also be stored at room temperature but once these attain the desired ripeness these should be refrigerated immediately.


Bananas can be stored outside but since bananas ripe very early it is recommended that you buy only a few at a time so you may not have to throw these away. Similarly, apples can be kept at room temperature for a while before they need to be refrigerated.

These are the expert tips on how to store your food correctly. Therefore, make sure you follow these.


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