Store Organic Peanut Butter Upside Down To Avoid An Oily Mess

Organic peanut butter is tasty stuff, and it can even be part of a healthy diet as long as you don't eat too much. But when you store it for a while (or in some cases, when you first buy it), the oils separate from the rest of the butter and rise to the top, which requires a vigorous stirring before you can spread the goodness. A quick flip can fix that.

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Over on the LifeProTips Reddit, user Kefkalaughing suggests a method to make accessing your PB a little easier: Store the jar upside down. The oils will still separate some, but now they will rise to the bottom of the jar. When you flip the jar back to use it, the peanut matter will fall back into the oil and slowly be infused with it. This will severely reduce your peanut butter stirring time and greatly increase your peanut butter enjoyment time.

Keep in mind, this trick works best if you regularly use your organic peanut butter. The constant flipping is what keeps the peanut matter from drying out, so don't go storing it like this for weeks on end. If you do need to do that - such as if you're going on holiday, changing your diet for a short time, or so on - you can reduce the speed at which the oil separates if you keep your peanut butter upside down in the fridge. It might make it a little harder to spread at first, but it's worth it if you know you aren't going to use it for a bit.


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    It sounds like a nice idea but surely it would make a mess of the lid.

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