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26 tips on how to best store food

You love to cook, buy food, but short life of vegetables and fruits gives you peace of mind? There is a way! Check out these tips that will help you keep the products longer. Everything is simple as ABC.

1. If you store onions in tights, it will not deteriorate to 8 months.

2. Keep sliced green onions in the freezer in plastic bottles. Just be sure onions are dry before placing them in the bottle.

3. Follow these rules that may be stored at room temperature, and that in the fridge. At room temperature: avocados, apricots, bananas, citrus fruits, garlic, kiwi, melons, nectarines, onions, pears, peaches, plums, pineapples, potatoes. In the refrigerator: apples, beans, berries, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cherries, corn, cucumber, zucchini, ginger, grapes, jalapenos, leafy greens, mushrooms, zucchini.

4. Store the greens, putting her “bunch” in water, like flowers, then cover with a package, tie with a rubber band and refrigerate. This will help to keep herbs such as parsley, Basil, cilantro and onions.

5. Store oily herbs separately from other types of greenery. Herbs such as thyme, need to be tied up and hung in the fresh air.

6. If you use herbs, you can purchase the device Herb Savor, it will prolong the freshness of some herbs to three weeks.

7. Mix a solution of vinegar and water (1:10). Soak the berries in this solution, then dry, then wipe and put it in the fridge. The solution should be sufficiently diluted with water so that the vinegar you feel. Raspberries will last a week or more, and strawberries — two weeks.

8. Sprinkle the remains of the guacamole with cooking spray (or pour a thin layer of oil) before you put it in the fridge. You can also do with tomato paste.

9. Do not store onions with potatoes — they’ll get spoiled faster. In a cool dry place with good air circulation, onions will last 2-3 months.

10. So the potatoes did not germinate, store it together with the apples.

11. One rotten Apple can spoil all the rest.

12. To cheese from drying from the cut side, brush it with a small amount of butter.

13. And one more thing about cheese. Wrap it in special cheese paper or waxed paper (not cling film) and then put in the package. Store cheese in the warmest parts of the refrigerator (in the box for cheese or vegetables).

14. Fresh herbs can be stored in the freezer frozen in olive oil. The herbs will soak the oil for its flavor and the spiced cubes of ice oil can then be used in cooking: simply take one cube and add as a base to the dish. Works well with rosemary, thyme and oregano. But dill, Basil and mint should always be used fresh.

15. Store products:

  • The temperature of the refrigerator is 5 °C or below. Above — and you can breed harmful bacteria.
  • Check the moisture level in the boxes.
  • Store all of the leftovers in glass containers (up to 4 days).
  • Never mix vegetables, fruits and meat in the boxes.
  • Do not store milk and perishable foods on the door of the fridge!
  • Meat and seafood should be stored on the bottom shelf. Wrap them correctly so they don’t drip on other foods.
  • The air must circulate in the refrigerator, do not clutter it.
  • Do not cut the fruit, vegetables and meat, if you are going to cook them immediately. Whole foods can be stored better.
  • Purchased earlier products to the forefront to see that you need to use as soon as possible.
  • Regularly clean the refrigerator. Just remove everything that’s missing.

16. Store asparagus like flowers. Well, almost. Cut off the stem, place in water, wrap the package and put in the fridge. The same advice applies to cilantro and parsley.

17. Wrap the banana stem with cling film, so they will last for 3-5 days longer. Also, bananas produce more ethylene, so keep them away from other vegetables and fruits.

18. This trick with the paper towel will help your lettuce stay fresh all week. The towel will absorb moisture.

19. Before putting in the fridge celery, broccoli and lettuce, wrap them in foil.

20. Glass jars are indispensable in the storage of the products. They are much better than plastic containers.

21. As soon as something got corrupted in the fridge, the smell and the mold will remain for a long time, so the fridge should be regularly “inspect” and if necessary to wash.

22. Tomatoes. Don’t store them in plastic bags “wrapped” ethylene gas will accelerate decay. Unripe tomatoes should be stored stem down in a paper bag or separately on a shelf until they ripen. Ripe tomatoes should be stored at room temperature, away from sunlight, stem up. Overripe tomatoes should be stored in the refrigerator before use, but hold them at room temperature.

23. Caps from bottles, you can close packages. Just before putting on the lid, make sure that the products in the package dry.

24. Ginger is best kept in the freezer.

25. The nuts need to roast as quickly as possible after purchase. Roasted nuts retain flavor and aroma longer. Store in the freezer.

26. Store the mushrooms in a paper bag, not plastic.

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