Acidic foods should not be stored in metallic containers made out of materials such as iron and copper. Why?

Asked by Jerlin George | 11th Apr, 2015, 04:20: PM

Expert Answer:

Acidic foods such as pickles contains naturally generated acids such as citric acid or acetic acid. If they are stored in metal containers made up of iron or copper, the acids can react with the metal and some health hazardous compounds might get formed.
Hence, acidic foods shoul not be stored in metallic containers.

Answered by Prachi Sawant | 12th Apr, 2015, 07:41: PM