Canned foods are easy, long-lasting and versatile. But like many foods, a lack of proper storage makes them destined for landfills.
So much food is wasted despite being perfectly edible. Respect Food is about cutting down on unnecessary waste, saving food, and making it go further. The environmental effects of wasted food contribute to climate change, and economically it wastes over $1trillion per year.
See these 3 tips to keep your opened canned goods stored for just a while longer, so you can do your bit to deprive our planet of unnecessary food waste.
1. Use airtight containers
Canned foods can last a very long time, but that’s only if they’re sealed. A common misconception is that keeping these opened foods refrigerated in their original packaging will help, but iron and tin from these cans will dissolve into the food, giving it a metallic taste. You can avoid this issue by just repacking leftovers in a resealable container and refrigerate them to preserve their freshness.