The problem of storage of food items remains during monsoon. The high humidity and moisture in the air during monsoon often spoils the food items. The pickle gets spoiled quickly during the rainy season. Pickles are generally prepared to be stored for a long time. However, due to the change in weather during the rainy season, moisture and humidity in the air often spoil the pickle.
Here are some simple tips that can help you extend the shelf life of pickles.
using glass jars
Glass jars are most desirable in this season. Pickles stored in plastic bags or containers can easily spoil. To increase the shelf life of foods, it is essential to store them in tightly packed containers. If you keep the container in the sun, the moisture in the air won’t affect the pickles when you put them in a glass jar. The outer layer of the glass container heats up in the sun, it does not allow moisture to accumulate inside. This helps preserve the pickle.
oil and salt mixture
Many people reduce the amount of oil while making pickles at home. On normal days, this might sound cool for fitness freaks. But during monsoon it is necessary to add salt and oil in large quantity. The salt and oil mixture acts as a natural preservative that prevents the pickles from spoiling.
So don’t be afraid to add extra salt and oil to the pickle mixture in such a situation.
stay away from damp places
Sometimes pickles get spoiled even after packing them properly. The reason for this is to keep the pickle in a damp or damp place. This can change the taste of the pickle. It is essential to store pickle jars in a dry place to extend the shelf life.
In addition to storage, follow a few other practices to increase the shelf life of pickles. Do not leave a spoon inside the pickle jar and do not touch the pickle jar with wet hands.
(Disclaimer: The health tips shared in this article are based on common practices and common sense. Readers are advised to consult a doctor before following them at home.)
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