This is why you can’t keep your leftovers in aluminum foil

Aluminum foil

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Aluminum foil seems to be the best solution to keeping your leftovers good for longer. Just like that, you put a piece of foil over your food and it’s good for round 2. Anyway, that’s what you’d think. Unfortunately, foil isn’t the best way to do this. Read on now to find out why!

Aluminum foil

We use aluminum foil for tons of things in the kitchen. Sometimes you use it to cook and other times we use it to wrap up our leftovers. But did you know that it’s actually not good to use it for the latter?


It seems pretty harmless to wrap up your leftover meat in aluminum foil. Just put it in the fridge and you can heat it back up the next day. Unfortunately, foil doesn’t do a good enough job to keep oxygen from getting into the food. This allows bacteria to grow. This also means that your food won’t be as good the next day and it’ll go bad just as quickly as if you hadn’t wrapped it up at all.

Read onto the next page the best way to store your leftovers.

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