We pay a lot for our food so it only makes sense to find ways of properly storing it to reduce any spoilage. With so many bulk food grocery stores, many of us buy huge quantities of certain foods and using these food storage tips will help maximize their shelf life.
Fresh food is so much healthier than processed food but there is no reason to buy limited quantities. Making several trips to the grocery store every week to purchase fresh produce or basics like bread, eggs, milk, or butter isn’t necessary if we understand how to store food properly.
1) Buy an ethylene gas absorbed for your refrigerator.
Fruits and vegetables give out ethylene gas and this gas is what shortens their shelf life. Using Bluapple Ethylene Gas Absorbers available from Amazon will help absorb ethylene gas and keep them fresher longer. Also, If you store fruits and vegetables in the plastic bags they came in, make sure to poke a few holes or open the bag slightly to let gas escape.
2) Wrap banana stems with plastic wrap.
Most of the ethylene gas mentioned in #1 escapes from the stems of fruits and vegetables. In the case of bananas, wrapping each stem with plastic wrap could extend their freshness for 3-4 days longer. Here are more food storage details for keeping your bananas fresh.
3) Soak your berries in water and vinegar to make them last longer.
You’ll want to use 3 cups of water and 1 cup of vinegar (3 parts water to 1 part vinegar) and soak them for 5 minutes. Here are more food storage tips for keeping your berries fresh.
4) Wrap celery in tin foil.
You can wrap celery, broccoli, and even lettuce in foil and they’ll stay fresh and crisp for up to 4 weeks. Here is how to respect the celery and keep it fresh.
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