We all love to eat cannabis-infused edibles; they are not only tasty and delicious but also provide an intense high. However, you may have noticed that the potency of your edibles at times can change. This is because edible products need time to degrade before consumption. With marijuana, You have to store edible leftovers safely!
How to Store Edible Leftovers Safely
When using cannabis edibles, it can be difficult for patients to know when they’re going to get the effect they are looking for. This is especially true if you have a low tolerance and want to eat more than one serving in one sitting! Often times, once you’ve eaten an edible, there is no turning back.
After making some edibles, you can easily end up with leftovers that you don’t want to waste. Rather than throwing them out, think about how you can store leftover edibles safely so that they don’t spoil or get eaten by bugs and other animals.
First of all, make sure to keep your edibles in the original package if possible. If not, find a container with a good seal that will prevent air or water from reaching your food. You should always avoid plastic containers since moisture seeping into the food is likely to cause it to mold rapidly. There are many kinds of empty glass jars that work well for storage purposes though, including pasta sauce jars , jam jars , peanut butter jars , etc. Look around at home and you’re likely to find something that will work.
If you’re using Hummus, store-bought hummus is often supplied in a glass jar and may be empty. However, even if it’s not empty, this kind of container can also be used for storage purposes. If possible, buy the original flavor since other flavors may contain ingredients that go bad more easily due to added preservatives.
Sealing Edible Leftovers
When storing your edibles in a sealed container, leave enough space at the top for ventilation and movement. You don’t want them to mold or otherwise spoil while stored away! If possible, place your leftover edibles in the refrigerator where they should keep well for up to four days. This advice is true for most types of edibles, but read the following section to learn which types can and can’t be stored in the refrigerator.
If you’re concerned about ants or other bugs crawling into your food, consider freezing it for a day before storing it away. You can also make sure that your storage container isn’t perfect for bug habitation (e.g., don’t store food in old soda cans).
Finally, now that the most effective way of storing your leftover edibles is in a refrigerator. This will ensure that your edibles are kept at a cold temperature and the quality of your product won’t be compromised.
To properly store leftover edibles, follow these steps:
Step 1– Transfer remaining cannabis-infused edible products into small containers. This will allow for easy access to the amount you would like to eat in one sitting. Make labels for your containers and list the product name, date of preparation, and serving size. The label will come in handy whenever you want to use a particular edible later on down the road to ensure that it hasn’t spoiled.
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Step 2– Consume all cannabis-infused edibles within seven days (one week).
Step 3– Remove labels from plastic containers and place them in a freezer bag. This will make it easier to store your containers inside of the freezer safely. When the label is gone, you won’t be tempted to eat one of your edibles that has spoiled without realizing it as the marijuana odor can be hard to detect. If you would like, you can leave your label on the bag. You can also write down the date that you placed it in the freezer.
Step 4– After seven days (one week), transfer containers from freezer bag into a new container for storage inside of your refrigerator. Doing this will allow for an easier way to find and retrieve your edibles until they are gone.
That is how you store edible leftovers!
Quick Tips on how to Store Edible Leftovers
There are some varieties of edible that do better out of refrigeration than others due to their ingredients and/or texture. For example, brownies made with oil rather than butter will stay fresh longer at room temperature. Those made with butter, (which needs cold temperatures to maintain its shape), may not. Also, certain candies may become crumbly if stored in the fridge. Click here for a full list of suggestions on where to store different categories of Cannabis edibles.
That is all we have for you to store edible leftovers safely!
[AUTHOR’S NOTE: Please take this article as general advice and always double-check the applicable storage information (for not only your specific edible, but also its ingredients and texture) with your local authority.]
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