Tips To Store Dairy Products To Keep Them Fresh And Healthy
By: Pinki Sat, 20 June 2020 11:58 AM
Don’t know how to store dairy products for longer? Keeping dairy products stored properly is a difficult thing to do. We all know that milk and cheese need to be kept in the fridge, but lines tend to get blurry when it comes to the right temperature and preventions. Here’s what you should know about storing dairy foods, so all of your dairy products turn out delicious and safe!
- To keep paneer fresh for days, place it in a blotting paper and then keep it in the refrigerator.
- Wrapping paneer in a wet muslin cloth will keep paneer fresh for a longer time. Damp the moisten cloth in every 4 to 5 hours as refrigerator tends to steal away the surface moisture.
- Another way is by submerging the paneer in a bowl of water and keeping it in the fridge. But don’t forget to change the water every day.
- Ghee can stay fresh for decades even at room temperature.
- Use opaque or coloured airtight glass jars to store ghee for a longer time.
- Make sure to use a clean and dry spoon while taking ghee out. Any moisture can make the ghee go rancid.
- Avoid using a dirty spoon to avoid cross-contamination.
- Keep ghee jars away from harsh UV rays, as it can make them go rancid. Alternatively, you can also refrigerate ghee for over 6 months.
- Always check the expiry date before buying the milk.
- Remember to open new milk packages in the same order in which you bought them. First in the fridge, first out.
- Keeping milk in the refrigerator won’t only taste delicious, but it will also make it last longer.
- Milk can pick up pungent smells, so keep it away from any strong-smelling food items in your fridge.
- Store the packaged milk in refrigerator after boiling it. This will make it germ and bacteria free.
- Never transfer the unused milk to the original container as it increases the chances of getting spoiled.
- Frozen milk can be stored for up to 6 weeks without any change in its flavour and nutritional value.
- Avoid exposing milk to light, as light destroys certain vitamins, especially vitamin D.