Which is better for food storage: glass or plastic? “I have always considered glass to be associated with a bit higher quality of product, and the fact you can reuse the glass jar for basically an eternity is excellent,” says sabergin. But is there an effect on flavor?

“Glass for sure. BPA issues aside, it doesn’t stain or retain odors like plastic does,” says inaplasticcup.

“I love glass because things don’t go bad as quickly in them,” says choctastic. “rworange on this site was mentioning this with berries so I tested storing berries in a plastic cup and berries in a glass cup. I was really shocked to find my glass cup berries good after a week. The strawberries even firmed up somehow. I save glass jars from spaghetti sauce.”

And wonderwoman puts in a vote for glass as well. “I just found some rosemary that’s been in the back of the fridge for at least a month (I know, I know), and it’s still green and fragrant,” she says.

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