Spreads are the absolute staple of any home.
Jam, peanut butter, chocolate hazelnut spread, and so much more; making the essential difference between a good sandwich and a great one. They are as diverse and colourful as they are delicious, but are they handled wisely?
Our Respect Food campaign is about all the ways in which we can all reduce food waste. From storage to buying, to serving food, it’s important to make sure that we are responsible for it all. After all, every bit of food wasted is that little bit more harmful to the pocket and the planet.
Many sandwich spreads can be at risk of spoiling quickly, which can be completely avoided. See these 4 tips that will help you maintain the taste and longevity of your spreads.
1. Seal them!
Spreads such as peanut butter and jam can last for up to a year after they’ve been opened, but oxygen can go a long way in spoiling them earlier than expected. Peanut butter, especially, becomes spoiled with repeat exposure to air. Try to keep a habit of leaving the containers of your spreads open for only as long as you need to use them, and then seal their lids so no air can get in.