Keeping Temperature of Food Storage Consistent

by Mom Of Two
(Pittsburgh, PA USA)

Hello, Thank you for this helpful chart! I assume "cool" refers to 50-60 degrees. Can you give any info on how long these foods last stored at 60-70 degrees?

Joan - Admin

Thank you for your question.

Even though 50-60 degrees is optimal, food stored at 60-70 degrees will retain its nutrition for the indicated amount of time as long as it is consistent. I live in Utah where most of us have basements. Even on hot summer days, the basement is consistently around 55-60 degrees. But in places like Phoenix where the temps are high most of the year and few have basements, it can be a struggle to keep food around 70-75 degrees. So based on consistent temperatures of your storage, if too warm, it's best to rotate food storage more often than if it was consistently cool.

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