Impermeable, recyclable and easy to sterilise, glass jars are excellent choices for storing any food item. Though lids vary, most are airtight. Some types, including sweet jars, feature an embellished surface and work well as decorative pieces. Mason jars, with their disc-shaped lids, are ideal for canning and making preserves.
Glass jars have existed for centuries, with automated production beginning in the early 20th century. Therefore, vintage jars make interesting collector's items, especially those in amber or green shades.