Keeping Mayonnaise Fresh

To keep mayonnaise fresher longer, remove the cardboard liner in the lid.

By Janette from Parkersburg, WV

Editor's Note: I have never heard this. Does Janette or anyone have any ideas why this would work?

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July 31, 20060 found this helpful

I remember hearing this once, but cannot remember if there was a reason given. Perhaps the cardboard isn't "acid-free" or "antibacterial"?

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July 31, 20060 found this helpful

My guess is that the cardboard/paper would attract the moisture in the jar and that would encourage mold to grow on it. Pam in RI

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August 1, 20060 found this helpful

I agree. Cardboard is a porous material and with the moisture too, it could encourage the growth of micro-organisms or mould.

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August 1, 20060 found this helpful

It works because the cardboard holds bacteria and moisture that speed up the mildewing of the mayonaise. I always remove the cardboard from inside the top.

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May 2, 20080 found this helpful

The cardboard draws moisture out of the mayonnaise. Any paper product draws moisture from anything moist close to it.

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