How to Store Syrups?
Let’s scour through kitchen essentials to learn about how to store syrups especially if you have a kitchen cabinet, which simply puffs up with its weight-age. If you don’t store syrups properly they either get crystallized around the lid-area, or emanate an aged or over-matured odor.
How To Store Syrups Properly
Syrups are stored depending on the make (the extract used), the climate and the mode of preparation(whether natural additives added to prolong shelf-life). Mostly syrups are stored in food grade plastic cans, which are air-tight. You should also ensure that the syrups are kept away from sunlight.
Storing syrups – The General Category
Depending upon the extract used, the appropriate storage technique is applied. For instance, fruit syrups last long, when frozen in plastic containers or zip-lock bags. Sugar syrups, corn syrup or sorghum syrups can be stored in air-tight containers at room temperature. Here are a few tips on how to store simple syrup.
Store At Romm Temperature
If you want to store syrups at room temperature, canning-type jars with tight lids are a good option. But depending upon the sugar-water ratio used for making the syrup, the shelf-life of the syrup is determined.
Refrigerate For Longer Shelf Life
Glass jars are preferred for refrigeration and under cold storage you can store syrups for up to a month. But make sure that the glass jars under use have lids, which can be sealed.
Freeze For A Better Life
Freezing is another option to store syrups. Take the syrup to be stored in a freezer container, which has “snap-lock” system. Put the freezer container in a zip lock or freezer bag, label it with the name and date. This kind of syrup-storage can last for up to a year.
Storing Maple Syrup
For the expensive variety of syrups such as Maple, you should adopt effective storage techniques.
Some tips for storing maple syrup:
• You store the syrup in containers and refrigerate.
• If you have large containers of maple syrup, you can also heat the syrup to a temperature of 180 degrees Celsius and transfer the syrup into hot sterilized jars and fill it to the brim, leaving no air-space. Seal the jars.
• Maple syrups can also be frozen by keeping them in small containers.
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