NEVER HEAT IN PLASTIC

Some useful info I found recently on plastics which reiterates what I always say about storing food. Always choose glass if you can, and certainly never heat food in plastic containers – remove it and put it in glass or ceramic pans instead. “Especially don’t store acidic foods in plastic, either. If they are scratched or worn, discard them. Look on the bottom of your plastic storage containers for a recycling number, usually in a triangle, that indicates toxicity levels.  Plastic containers with numbers 3, 6 or 7 are capable of leaching toxic chemicals into the food stored in them. If they carry numbers 1, 2, 4 or 5, they are “somewhat safe,” according to experts. If there is no number, I would chuck them away!  The gold standard for food storage is glass or ceramic containers that can be used for years and years safely.”

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