So, Uh, Yeah, Apparently We’ve Been Storing Peanut Butter Wrong Our Entire Lives

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How To Store Peanut Butter Properly


Peanut butter is one of the foods of the gods. It’s right up there with potato chips, pizza, wings, and beef jerky (the good kind).

Unless you are allergic to it (and if you are, I feel really bad for you), we’ve all been smacking our lips on peanut butter since we stopped getting our nutrition from a baby bottle.

Now we put it on apples, celery, chocolate, crackers, pretzels, bananas, pancakes, oatmeal, and popcorn.

We eat it in cookies, brownies, ice cream, smoothies, milkshakes, yogurt, pie, energy bars, and even salads.


Other than bacon, it might the world’s greatest food. (Some people actually put peanut butter on bacon. Oh man, I want to eat that RIGHT NOW!)

But did you know that the peanut butter you have sitting in your cupboard on in the pantry could be even better if you just stored it correctly?

Wait… stored it correctly?!

Yes. Stored it correctly.

Because if you store your peanut butter like this…

how to store peanut butter


You’re doing it wrong.

According to

If you’re as deeply invested in the life of peanut butter as I am, you know that when you have a jar of natural PB, it develops a little pool of oil on the top. Which is when the churning and twisting (in a very dramatic way) is necessary, in order to happily consume oil-free PB. But, when you store the good stuff upside down, the oil will evenly distribute throughout the entire jar, instead of in a stagnant liquid bath on top.

Another way to ensure that oil stops pooling at the top? Refrigerate the stuff upside down. Not only will you not have to deal with a liquid-y, nut butter-y mess when you fervently open your jar, but you’ll also have a creamier peanut butter that’ll hold its own against whatever it is you’re pairing it with.

Mind. Blown.


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