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Why salty or acidic foods should not be wrapped in aluminum foil?

Salt and acids react chemically with aluminum, forming a powdery white substance on the surface of the foil and food. Though harmless in small doses, this coating is undesirable in terms of flavor and cosmetic appeal. If you want to take advantage of the storage virtues of aluminum foil, first cover the exposed food with plastic wrap before storing it with aluminum foil.

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