Why You Should Always Store This Kitchen Staple Upside Down
Time to rotate that jar 180°.
Maybe you've made the switch to natural peanut butter because you're trying to eat less sugar. Maybe you're simply obsessed with that almond butter at your local health foods store. Maybe there's a peanut allergy in your house and natural sunflower seed butter is everyone's go-to.
Regardless, beyond taste, there's a key difference between your nutty au naturel jar and the grocery store variety: Natural nut butters should be stored upside down. Yes, friends, it's time to flip that jar around.
"Whether you prefer sunflower seed butter, almond butter, or good old peanut butter, the rules for storage are the same. When it comes to natural nut butter, avoid the dreaded layer of oil at the top by simply storing the jar upside down," writes Stephanie Smith for Reader's Digest. "Doing so will redistribute things better than any spoon stirring could. The oil will naturally work its way to the bottom of the jar and, next time you dig in for a PB&J, you’ll be greeted with a smooth, creamy spoonful."
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