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Myth or fact - the crust ends of sliced bread help keep your next slice of bread fresher.

kickling Oct 18, 2009 06:48 PM

Just bought myself some sliced wholemeal bread, and it reminded me of a question which I've always wondered ... does keeping the crust ends of sliced bread in your bread bag make the next slice of bread fresher (i.e. using the crust ends like a lid/cap) ? Or does the next slice of bread go stale just as fast?

Silly I know, but interesting to me!

  1. shaogo Oct 18, 2009 06:51 PM

    I love to eat the ends and would remove 'em. The next slice, which then becomes the end, would dry out occasionally. Not if I kept the end in the bag. Until the end.

    1. PBSF Oct 18, 2009 06:54 PM

      It is an easy and inexpensive experiment that you can do for yourself to find out. I don't think it is a myth.

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      1. re: PBSF
        monku Oct 18, 2009 06:57 PM

        Don't think it would make the Mythbusters.

      2. Paulustrious Oct 19, 2009 08:18 AM

        It works. Alternatively just store the bread (in its wrapper cut side down. That is even more effective.

        The special stay-fresh bags for bread also work reasonably well. My mum used to keep the bread in the bread bin with a wet cloth. I don't know if it worked. We just did it.

        1. Cherylptw Oct 19, 2009 08:52 AM

          Truth, but if the bread is nice & soft, I'll eat the ends

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