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

Did you know?

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 harmless enough to wrap leftover meat in foil. Put it in the fridge and you can reheat it again the next day. Unfortunately, aluminum foil does not sufficiently prevent oxygen from entering the food, which allows bacteria to grow. It also means your food won’t be good the next day and will spoil just as quickly as if you hadn’t packaged it at all.

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