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Is it bad to store opened canned food in its can??


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Is it bad to store opened canned food in its can??

The Oracle | May 10, 2007 09:15 AM

My mother always taught me to never store opeend canned food in its can. I have no idea why - but it was a cardinal sin.

Yesterday, I opened up a can of kidney beans and a can of garbanzo beans at work (in my effort to 'eat healthier/make salad at work') - and didn't have any containers to put the left overs in ... so I put some saran wrap over the cans and put them in the refrigerator -- but it left me wondering... is it bad or potentially harmful to store it that way?

The only 'bad' thing I can think would happen is the top of the can would rust (where it was opened) and perhaps pieces of rust would get in the food ?? but, other than that, seems like it would be ok to store it in the can it came in....

...was mom leading me astray?

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