Food Storage Hacks
I’m guessing you dislike throwing-out food just as much as I do!
But rather than avoiding buying fresh fruits and vegetables because you may not be able to use them up before they expire, try these great tips that I came across at www.gourmandize.com to make them last longer (follow the link below to learn more food storage hacks).
Lettuce and Salad Greens. Wash and dry all at once and place in a refrigerator drawer lined with towels. Or store them in a re-sealable plastic bag with a paper towel. The towels or paper towel soak up the moisture, keeping the greens fresh and crispy.
Avocados. Keep cut avocado fresh by leaving the pit on and placing it in an airtight container with a piece of onion. This helps prevent it from turning brown.
Fresh Herbs. Place fresh herbs in a jar with water and cover the tops with a plastic bag. Depending on the type of herb, store them in the fridge or at room temperature.
Celery. Wrap celery in aluminum foil to keep it crisp and fresh for as long as possible.
Asparagus. Keep it bunched together with the rubber band and store it in water in the refrigerator – it will last for a week or more.
Tomatoes. Store tomatoes at room temperature with the stem side down.
Berries. Berries can go mouldy quickly – sometimes within a day or two. To make them last longer, soak them in 3 parts water to 1 part vinegar before storing in the refrigerator.
Bananas. Make bananas last longer by covering the tops with plastic wrap – to make them last even longer, separate them first.
Cheese – obviously not a fruit or vegetable, but I thought it was a great tip! Drizzle a paper towel with vinegar, and wrap it around the cheese. Then wrap loosely with plastic wrap and store in the fridge. Add more vinegar whenever the paper towel dries up.
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