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Old 03 May 2009, 03:43 AM
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Icon13 Don't put tin cans in the refrigerator

Comment: I have heard that food should not be left in a tin can and stored
in the fridge. Why not? If the food came in that tin can why is it an
issue to leave a portion in the same can and put it in the fridge for
another day?
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Old 03 May 2009, 05:44 AM
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Whether it is in the fridge or not, once sealed food is exposed to air, various chemical and biological processes begin. Many cans are now coated internally to prevent reaction, but you are still much much better off storing the contents of the cans in resealable containers. If you really must store in the can, use a cling wrap to stop exchange of air. And a few things can actually be stored pretty well for short periods in their cans after opening, essentially foods that come packed in water that keeps air from reaching the food - green beans, for example.
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