This Is Why You Should Leave Your Butter On The Counter


For the most part, you'll find that North Americans refrigerate their butter - just like all of their dairy products.

But, there are a few who refuse to do this. Many people in America store their butter at room temperature on the counter top - much to the disgust of their refrigerating counter parts.

So, who is right?

Well, technically, both camps are right.

According to a related article by POPSUGAR, it's OK to leave butter on the counter, but only a very specific kind.

If you buy unsalted butter, it must be refrigerated.

However, according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, pasteurized, salted butter does not have to be refrigerated to keep it safe.

However, you should store it in a butter crock or an airtight container - exposed to the air, butter will spoil more quickly. Salted Butter in a crock will last up to two weeks, according to Organic Authority.

So, how do you store your butter? Let us know in the comments below!