Smucker’s Just Settled the Debate: This Is Where To Store Peanut Butter

Smucker’s Just Settled the Debate: This Is Where To Store Peanut Butter

Background and History

Peanut butter, a beloved spread, has a rich history dating back to the early 20th century. This guide, inspired by Smucker’s, delves into the background of peanut butter and settles the debate on the best storage practices to ensure the creamy goodness remains at its best.


Jar of peanut butter (e.g., Smucker’s)


N/A – No cooking involved.


N/A – Dependent on the time taken to store peanut butter.

Cooking Time

N/A – No cooking involved.


Select a Cool, Dry Location

Store the peanut butter in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight to prevent oil separation and maintain texture.

Avoid Refrigeration, if Possible

While refrigeration can slow down oil separation, it may affect the spreadability of the peanut butter. Consider personal preferences and usage frequency.

Secure the Lid Tightly

Ensure the lid is tightly sealed after each use to minimize exposure to air and maintain freshness.

Invert the Jar Periodically

To redistribute the oils and maintain a consistent texture, periodically invert the jar or give it a gentle stir.

Nutrition Facts

Peanut butter is a good source of protein, healthy fats, and essential nutrients.

The nutritional content is consistent, but storage conditions can impact the spreadability.


Natural peanut butters with minimal additives may require more frequent stirring to prevent oil separation.

Experiment with storing peanut butter in different locations to find the optimal texture for your preferences.

Allergy Warning

Individuals with peanut allergies should avoid peanut butter.

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