Fresh Food Hacks – keep food fresher for longer.
There’s nothing worse than having to throw away food. Whether it’s just one tomato or a whole lettuce, seeing food sit in the bin never feels good. It’s not always easy to get it right at the shops, and you can never fully predict what the week ahead could have in store. Thankfully, there are a few things we can do – some simple foodie hacks – that will keep our food staying fresher for longer. Here are my favourite fresh food hacks:
1. Try storing potatoes with apples instead of onions. Onions make potatoes sprout.
2. The brown paper bag near the mushrooms is there for a reason use it!
3. Storing lettuce can be tricky. For best results, cover your lettuce with baking paper and store in an airtight container in the fridge.
4. When tackling asparagus,cut the ends off and store the spears in a jar of water.
5. Store your avocados in the fridge for freshness and then place them near a banana when you need them to ripen.
6. To keep strawberries from spoiling, wash them in a vinegar bath (half a cup of white vinegar and four cups of water). Rinse and dry your berries before storing them in a sealed container lined with paper towel.
7.Separating radish leaves from the radishes will make them last longer. The leaves suck the moisture out of the radishes leaving them limp.
8.If you keep tomatoes stem side up, air seeps in causing them to rot. To extend the shelf life of your tomatoes, place them in a glass bowl stem side down at room temperature.
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