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Why does my food taste different in a plastic container

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Plastic containers have many advantages, but they do not always preserve food in the same way as glass. Some people prefer plastic because it lasts longer and is lighter than glass. Others prefer glass because they feel it preserves flavor better than plastic does. While there are no definitive studies on this topic (at least none that I've been able to find), there are several reasons why people may notice a difference in taste between food stored in plastic or glass containers:

Food stored in a plastic container often tastes different from food stored in a glass container.

This is because of the way plastic can change the taste, color, smell and texture of food.

For example, when you store your dried herbs or spices in plastic containers they will taste less fresh than if you use glass jars or tubes. This is because the oils that give herbs their flavor are fat soluble and can leach into any fat present in the product. Some people believe that this process also makes these herbs more effective for cooking purposes as well as tasting better than dried herbs stored in glass containers (although there isn't scientific evidence to prove this).

Some of the taste is due to food residue remaining on the container.

The containers you use for leftovers are probably going to have some food residue on them. It might be on the inside, or it might be on the outside; it might be in the lid of your Tupperware, or maybe even still clinging to your spoon. This can happen if you reuse plastic containers that are used to store foods with strong odors like garlic, onions and fish (this is more common than you’d think).

Some people claim that they never rinse their plastic containers before using them again, but this isn’t recommended because doing so will actually increase your exposure to BPA during reheating. Instead of rinsing off any remaining food particles from previous meals before re-heating foods in a microwave-safe container, try cooking with fresh plastic every time.

For example, old medicine should never be stored in plastic, since some containers leak chemicals into the food or liquid inside.

Plastic bags can help keep foods fresh and free from bacteria, but they can also trap moisture and make food soggy. When you're trying to decide between a bag or a plastic container for storing fruits and vegetables, think about how long it will take for them to go bad. If you'll only be storing the fruit for an hour or two before eating it—as most people do when bringing fruit home from grocery stores—a bag will probably work just fine. But if you have plans of leaving those apples roasting in their oven for hours on end (or if your fridge is particularly small), then use plastic containers instead.

While plastic wrap does provide some protection against spoilage due to bacteria growth on opened packages of food, there are certain types of packaging that are better suited for preserving certain kinds of items than others are: For example, old medicine should never be stored in plastic because some containers leak chemicals into the food or liquid inside them over time; while these harmful chemicals may not affect us immediately when we consume them through our mouths (after all), they could still cause damage over many years' worth of repeated exposure due to habitual consumption habits like those exhibited by most people these days--especially if those habits include regularly consuming alcohol beverages often enough throughout every single day!

Smell can affect taste as well as color.

Smell can also affect taste, color, and perception of a food's container. Smells are processed by our olfactory system in the nose and then sent to the brain. When we smell something, it triggers an emotional response based on memories stored in our long-term memory. As you continue to cook and eat out at restaurants, those smells will come back to your mind as you experience them again and again. This gives us the ability to remember what type of food we are eating (French fries versus sushi) or where that meal was served (in a plastic wrapper).

If you don't want to give up using plastic altogether, there are some BPA-free options available. The type of material used in the container can also be important; stainless steel containers can potentially transfer flavors from other foods or from the environment. Stainless steel is nonreactive, meaning it won't interfere with food flavors or aromas. It's also easy to clean and dishwasher safe (though hand washing will help preserve the shine).

If you're not ready to go completely glass yet but still want more control over what's going into your food, consider storing leftovers in a reusable container instead of disposable ones. This will allow you to choose which foods go into which containers if necessary—for example, meats may taste better when kept separate from produce items that release moisture during storage.

Hopefully we’ve answered your question about why food tastes different in plastic containers! If you want to avoid using them altogether, it might be worth considering stainless steel or glass instead. But if this is not an option for you, just remember that there are many ways to reduce the amount of BPA in your diet: eating organic foods and avoiding processed foods (which often contain traces of BPA), as well as washing plastic containers carefully before use.

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