- Publish Date
- Wednesday, 8 February 2017, 12:38PM
It's a life long debate: where's best to store tomato sauce?
Some believe the condiment should be kept cool in the fridge, while others opt for storing theirs in the pantry.
Well, we have the answer: Refrigerate it — always!
According to an interview with microbiologist for Initial Hygiene Dr. Peter Barratt's in The Daily Mail, "No one kept tomato ketchup in the fridge a decade ago, but then it contained more salt. In recent years, food manufacturers have had to cut the amount of salt, a natural preservative, because of its links to high blood pressure... However, while ketchup could keep safely in the cupboard for a couple of weeks, it's best kept in the fridge and eaten within the stated eight-week period," Barratt said.
So there you have it. Plus there's nothing better than the contrast of a hot fry and some cold sauce if you ask us!
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