Home cook reveals her simple tip for stopping herbs and spices from ‘clumping up’ in the jar – Daily Mail


Home cook reveals her simple tip for stopping herbs and spices from ‘clumping up’ at the bottom of the jar EVERY time

  • A home cook revealed why a grain of rice can stop herbs and spices ‘clumping’
  • She said the rice absorbs any moisture from the jar, to stop solids from forming
  • You can also try storing your herbs and spices upside down to prevent moisture
  • Others said you can store ice cream upside down to stop ice crystals forming 

A home cook has shared her simple tip to stop herbs and spices from ‘clumping up’ at the bottom of the jar, and all you need is a grain of dry rice.

The Australian woman posted on Facebook, where she said she was sick of her ‘powder herbs and spices clumping up into a solid’ so she can’t get any out when she’s cooking.

‘An old wives’ tale that actually works is you should put a grain of rice through one of the holes inside the jar,’ Michelle wrote. 

A home cook has shared her simple tip to stop herbs and spices from ‘clumping up’ (pictured) at the bottom of the jar, and all you need is a grain of dry rice inside your jar

The woman posted on Facebook, where she said she was sick of her ‘powder herbs and spices clumping up into a solid’ so she can’t get any out when she’s cooking (pictured)

The reason why the tip works is because the rice absorbs any moisture from the jar, and stops them from forming into a solid.

Others said the same is true of split peas and dried beans, while you can also try storing your jars upside down to limit any air from the atmosphere from getting in.

‘Make sure they are always stored in a dark cool place. Never shake them over a steaming pot and you can even add un-popped popcorn to the containers to prevent this,’ another commenter added.

The reason why you shouldn’t shake them over a steaming pot is again due to the moisture levels from a steaming pot.

The reason why the tip works is because the rice absorbs any moisture from the jar, and stops them from forming into a solid (stock image); it also works with salt

Previously, a mum said she stores her ice cream upside down in the freezer as this prevents the ice crystals from forming on the surface (pictured)

Herbs and spices aren’t the only thing that can benefit from being stored upside down.

Previously, a mum said she stores her ice cream upside down in the freezer as this prevents the ice crystals from forming on the surface.

Freezer burn occurs when the moisture in the ice cream evaporates and then it refreezes on the surface, creating the crystals on top. 

Another woman said she stores her jars upside down in the fridge once opened, because it helps to keep the food fresher for longer (pictured)

Another social media user believes you should always keep your jars of peanut butter upside down – as it distributes the oils present in peanut butter more evenly throughout (pictured)

Another woman said she stores her jars upside down in the fridge once opened, because it helps to keep the food fresher for longer.

‘A great tip to stop food in jars from going mouldy once you open them is to store them upside down in the fridge. It seals them and stops them from going bad, which saves you time and money,’ the mum wrote on Facebook.

She said she ‘tips up all my jars’ and explained that ‘it’s such a great way to prevent waste’.

Finally, another social media user believes you should always keep your jars of peanut butter upside down – because it distributes the oils present in peanut butter more evenly throughout, meaning it can be spread without being stirred first.