ENSURE SAFE STORAGE FOR YOUR DAIRY PRODUCTS
If you are one of those who plan ways of finishing up milk before opening it so that it doesn’t end up getting wasted, feel relieved because refrigerated milk stays good for 5 days. If you are one of those who felt relieved just now, feel tensed up because it stays good for so long only when you take proper care of it. If you are one of those who tensed up right now, feel relieved because this blog will tell you all about storing milk and other dairy products safely so you can enjoy them for longer.
And hurray! The confusing part of the blog is over. If you had no problem keeping up till now we are sure you will find the tips easy too! Apply them and turn them into a habit to enjoy your dairy for longer. So here are the best tips for you:
At the Store
- The dairy aisle should be your last stop so that your dairy products don’t warm up even before you are done shopping.
- Keep all the frozen and refrigerated goods you bought together in the same bag. Their combined cold temperature will keep them cooler for longer.
- Use insulated bags if possible.
- Always place your dairy in a cooler if you are going to travel for more than 30 minutes with it.
- Go for freshest dairy products. Checking the ‘sell by’ date on the container is another way to make sure products are safe. This date tells until when a store can offer the product. A ‘best if used by’ date tells you by what date you should consume the product.
In the Fridge:
- Place your dairy items in the fridge right when you arrive home.
- Store dairy products on an interior shelf of the fridge rather than the door. The temperature there is more consistent as the temperature at door rises each time it’s opened.
- Remember to open new milk containers in the same order in which they were bought. First in the fridge, first out.
- Discard yogurt, sour cream, cottage cheese and similar dairy products if mold appears.
- Powdered milk stored the fridge stays good for up to 6 months. Once the package is opened, it should be used within 1 month.
- Don’t mix the leftover milk with the original.
- Store blocks of cheese in their original wrapping until used. Place leftovers in an airtight container or a moisture-proof wrap, such as parchment paper or foil.
In the Freezer:
- Freezing can affect the texture, colour, and sometimes flavour too of some dairy products. Use frozen milk and cheese in baked dishes rather than as a fresh ingredient.
- Freeze milk in a bowl. Liquids expand when they’re frozen so it’s important to leave extra room to allow for this expansion. Don’t go with a container.
Easy, aren’t they? And we are certain you won’t have any problems applying them into your life! Don’t fear for the safety of your dairy products now with these tips and concentrate more on enjoying their taste and health – especially now that you know how to preserve that nutrition for longer.