How to Correctly Store Edibles to Keep Them Fresh
Cannabis-infused edibles are increasing in popularity, especially during recent events when cooking at home became way more customary for millions of Americans. Edibles are in demand also because, without question, they provide the most tasteful way of consuming cannabinoids, and some of them are super easy to make at home. However, when stored incorrectly, your cannabis edibles can soon go inedible, and that’s not what you want after investing your spare time and energy into making the cannabinoid-infused culinary delight. Now, many cannabis consumers wonder how to store edibles correctly. Luckily, you will no longer need to toss away your edibles as in this article, we will guide you to preventing your delicious edibles from spoiling, so you can enjoy every bite.
Storing Different Types of Edibles
Gummies are amongst the most popular cannabis edibles as they’re incredibly convenient and tasteful. Gummies come in premeasured amounts of cannabis products and offer a fun and flavorful way of consumption. Although they usually have a much longer shelf life than other types of edibles, when stored improperly, they can also spoil or become ineffective. Therefore, keeping gummies in proper conditions is crucial to prevent the compound in gummies from degrading or the product becoming contaminated.
A dark, cool place such as your kitchen cupboard or refrigerator is the best place to keep your gummies for them to last longer. Sun exposure or undesirable room temperature can create perfect conditions for mold to grow. Besides, direct sunlight can degrade the compound in gummies, so they will no longer bring desired effects or even cause certain ingredients in some gummies (gelatin) in the product to melt, so it’s vital to keep your gummies away from the sunlight.
If you have younger children or family members living with you, remember to store them away from where they might find them. These products are not recommended for minors, and safety is our first priority at The Hemp Doctor.
Cannabis candies and lollipops are also great for those with a sweet tooth, and whether you buy some online or make them at home, they can last up to one year if stored properly.
They are a great snack for you and your friends, so you may want to make many candies at once to stock up on flavorful treats, which is not a problem when you store them in a cool, dry place and keep away from humidity, heat, and sunlight. However, when stored improperly, your hard candies can get soft and gooey by absorbing moisture from the air or overheating, plus the cannabinoid can degrade when exposed to sunlight.
The best way to keep your hard candies fresh is to place them in a tightly sealed airtight container or a heavy-duty plastic bag and keep it in a dry, cool spot like your pantry or refrigerator. Don’t place hard candies with gummies or moist candies, as they will add moisture to the container.
Like the gummies, remember to store them safely out of the reach of minors.
Cannabis Cookies and Baked Goods
If you love baking and cannabis edibles, you must love cannabis cookies and baked goods with cannabinoids. However, homemade edibles don’t contain preservatives, so they are way less durable than those cookies you buy at a grocery store. When storing baked cannabis goods, it’s crucial to do it properly, without exposing them to air or sunlight; otherwise, they will quickly go stale.
Place your cannabis baked goods in an airtight container, and place them in the pantry. If you expect to consume them for several days, you can store them in a refrigerator, but don’t leave them there for more than a week as they might dry out and crumble easily.
Cannabutter is one of the most popular ingredients in homemade edibles. Because it’s edible itself, it’s crucial to keep your cannabis-infused butter properly stored to prevent it from spoiling and ruining your homemade edibles.
The best way to store cannabutter is to wrap it in foil or parchment paper and place it in an airtight container and into the refrigerator or freezer, depending on how often you plan to use the cannabis-infused butter. Leaving cannabutter at room temperature for too long can cause it to soften, melt, and go rancid.
Cannabis chocolate is among the most delicious cannabis edibles, but it also spoils much more easily than other edibles when you store it improperly. The best way to keep your cannabis chocolate fresh is to wrap it in foil, put it in an airtight container and keep it in a dry, cool, dark place like your pantry or a refrigerator. A refrigerator is the best option to avoid chocolate softening or melting at room temperature. If you want to keep the chocolate for several months, you can freeze it.
First, wrap it in the foil, put them in a freezer bag, and refrigerate it for 2-3 hours before you put it in a freezer — this will help bring down the temperature gradually so that your chocolate remains fresh instead of freezer burned. When you place chocolate in a freezer or a refrigerator, it can develop a white film — this is not a reason for concern. This harmless sugar coat is caused by absorbed moisture from the fridge. It isn’t harmful, nor is it an indication of your chocolate going stale.
There are more types of edibles and their variations and while you can get as creative as you want when making them at home, remember that most cannabis-infused drinks and edibles are better to be stored in the fridge or dry, cool, and dark place like your pantry. Rare exceptions are dry snacks like popcorn, which can be left at room temperature. Still, if you want your snacks to remain crispy and not soggy, keep them in an airtight container or original packaging to prevent moisture from taking away their crunch.
Most cannabis edibles are also okay to keep in a freezer to keep them fresh longer, including gummies, cookies, or brownies. As a rule, remember to keep your goodies out of direct sunlight to prevent the compound from degrading and the edible spoiling, warm areas over 70 degrees Fahrenheit, and places with a lot of moisture. When stored properly, your edibles can go a long way and so you can take delight in every delicious bite you consume.
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