When most people think of cold storage, they think of perishable foods like frozen meals, fruit and raw meat. While this is definitely true, these are not the only things cold storage is good for! Welcome back to Ice Cold Insights: the eGourmet Solutions blog, where we talk about things you probably never knew you needed! Today’s topic is cold storage, and trust us when we say that you are about to learn 5 #IcyTruths about things you didn’t know needed cold storage!
Many medications, especially those that are used to treat conditions like arthritis or vaccines for diseases like COVID-19, need to be stored in cold temperatures. In the case of the COVID-19 vaccine, cold temperatures are a must because of the mRNA in the vaccine, which easily breaks down and becomes unstable and ineffective if not stored properly. So, if you’ve had a vaccine, you’ve encountered the concept of cold storage!
Oh, the things we do for beauty! Did you know that some of your favorite cosmetics actually need cold storage to keep them fresh and effective? Things like facemasks, lipstick and cologne all need cold storage to ensure they don’t dry out or to keep bacteria at bay. For example, heat causes the oils in lipstick to go bad and become unusable.
Candles are a popular item that many people love to have in their homes. But did you know that candles need to be stored in a cool place to keep them fresh and functional? Keeping candles in cold storage helps keep the candle’s scent from becoming weak, keeps the candle from warping due to heat and can increase the burn time.
4. Nuts and Seeds
Nuts and seeds are packed with healthy fats and nutrients, but they can also go rancid pretty quickly if they’re not stored correctly. Storing them in the fridge or freezer can help to extend their shelf life and keep them from going bad. Plus, they taste extra delicious when they’re nice and cold!
Now, we’re not saying that you need to chill all your wine, but some wines benefit from being stored in cold temperatures. For example, white wines, sparkling wines, and rosé are best stored in the fridge. The cold temperature helps to preserve their flavors and aromas, and keeps them from spoiling too quickly.
So there you have it, folks! Five things you probably never knew needed cold storage. Remember, sometimes the coolest things are the ones you least expect. Stay cool, and don’t forget to #StayChill!