We've Been Storing Peanut Butter Wrong This Whole Time

…and so have you (probably).

You might currently consider yourself a peanut butter eating expert (on toast, on carrot sticks, out the jar with a spoon…), but this piece of information might change everything you thought you knew.

PureWow alerted us to the best way to store your peanut butter jar: upside down. Gone are the days of us (or you) standing there, hammering away with a spoon, churning and twisting your innocent jar of PB into a vortex of oil induced slime.


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Gone are the wasted scoops of PB thrown away because they were infected by the slippery after effects of puddled oil on the top of the jar.

If you’re as deeply invested in the life of peanut butter as we are, 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.

Pro tips right here.

This post originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com.

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