6 Ingenious and Sustainable Food Storage Tips You’ve Never Considered

Are your leftover veggies rotting in the crisper again?  Are you not sure how long and where you should store your leftovers so that they stay fresher for a longer time!

Has it always been tough to toss the groceries into the trash bin not knowing them how to store properly?

Well we are here to put an end to your worries!

From cookies to berries; meat to cakes; here are the six helpful food storage tips to reduce the wastage and keep your kitchen clutter-free.

Know Where to Store Fruits and Vegetables

Food Storage Tips

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Not all the vegetables and fruits are destined to store in the refrigerator. There are many fruits and raw veggies such as avocados, bananas, pears, tomatoes, and peaches, which can be easily stored in a cool pantry or room temperature.

But, make sure that you do not store potatoes and onions together because of the ethylene gas they release.

Make Your Greens Stay Longer

Long term Food Storage

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Say goodbye to the slimy residue accumulating on the bag of spinach, coriander or other leafy greens. All you need is to stick paper towels inside the leaves. Or, you can cut the roots and line them in any container with the paper towel on the bottom of the box.

The moisture will be soaked up by the paper towel and will keep it fresh for a week or a two.

Want Scrambled Eggs for a Year?

Food Storage

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Sounds Nice? Well, it is!

Next time you crack the egg; mix them in a bowl with a little sugar or salt. Place it in a plastic airtight bag and store it in the freezer. The scrambled eggs will last for almost a year, and you can use them anytime you want.

Let the Cheese Breathe

Food Storage Tips

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If you are a cheese lover; this hack might work in your favor then!

You can wrap the cheese in the cheese paper, porous material or a parchment paper. The cheese will be able to get in touch with the oxygen and will not cause to dry it quickly.

Avoid wrapping in the tinfoil or a tight plastic wrap.

Store the Bananas in a Wrap

Food Storage Hacks

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To store the bananas for around a week cover the crowns of bananas in a tight plastic wrap. This will prevent the ripening of bananas and will also slow down the release of the harmful gas.

But in the case; if you have a large bunch of bananas to preserve; you can also try out some delicious bananas recipe.

Keep the Wheat Flour Chilled

Food Storage Tips

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If you use wheat flour on a regular basis; store it in an airtight container and refrigerate it.

Well, we believe that refrigeration is the way to go to store many food items.

When in Doubt, Throw it out: If you have not been following the storage hacks till now; make sure you follow them from now. If you’re not sure that food item has gone stale or not; don’t try to smell or taste it. The best policy is to throw it away and make use of the above food storage tips.




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