Throwing food is a huge problem in our society. Often, the cause for it is either poor storage or not paying enough attention to the food expiration date. This can easily be avoided if you learn some tips about storing fresh food in the right way.
Hang your bananas to slow their ripening
You can hang bananas on a hanger in a bag or just hang your bananas on the handle of a drawer in a bag, away from other fruits. That way they don’t get too much oxygen, which results in them staying fresh longer.
Pouring lemon juice over sliced bananas will prevent slices from turning brown
Preparing snacks in advance could be very effective, but it can also harm the quality of your food. Sliced bananas turn brown just minutes after you cut them, so pouring lemon juice over them is a good idea to keep the color longer. As lemon juice is very strong, dilute it with a few drops of water and pur the juice over banana slices.
Keep the cookies fresh and moist by storing them with a slice of bread
The first step after baking cookies is usually to store them in the container. No matter how airtight the container is, your cookies will get harder and heavier as the days go by. A smart trick would be to add a slice of bread to the same container to let your cookies absorb moisture from it. That way it will keep its soft texture much longer and still have that feeling of freshness.
Sprinkle a little vinegar on the cheese to avoid mold
Most people store grated cheese either in containers or wrapped in plastic wrap. Plastic can attract a lot of moisture which eventually causes mold to form. It is much more effective to sprinkle a few drops of vinegar on the cheese to prevent mold growth. Be careful not to use too much vinegar as it can spoil the taste of the cheese. After sprinkling with vinegar, wrap your cheese tightly in a paper towel and store it in the refrigerator.
Rub pumpkin with oil before storing
The first step would be to wash the pumpkin thoroughly and dry it with a towel. Anything left wet on the pumpkin can result in the appearance of mold. You can then add a little oil to the cloth and rub it gently on the pumpkin. The end result should be a pumpkin that is shiny but not too greasy and slimy.
Mix fresh herbs with butter to prevent them go dry or mouldy
If you have too many fresh herbs in the fridge that may go off, just mix them with some butter and create small herb butter cubes. When ready to use, just drop the whole cube in the
Cover your dip with plastic wrap, leaving no air
Avocado is one of the most sought after products in the world, and guacamole is the main reason for that. One of the downsides is that the guacamole in the fridge quickly browns. The best solution for this would be to cover the dish with plastic wrap so that very little air gets to the avocado. With this method, your guacamole will be fresh for up to 3 days, and the brown color will only appear on the sides of the bowl.
Keep asparagus in a glass of water
Like most fresh vegetables, asparagus cannot last long in the refrigerator because its stems can become very dry. The solution to this problem is to keep it in a glass of water outside the refrigerator. It will stay fresh for a few days and also it may start to grow.
Rub the ends of the cheese with a little butter to prevent it from drying out
Cheese often dries fairly quickly in the refrigerator if not stored properly. By rubbing some butter to the edges of a piece of cheese you give it the moisture it needs to stay hydrated and not dry out. If it dries, you can still fix it by rubbing butter on the dried parts. See how to do it
Store the ginger in the freezer
Ginger is an ingredient that we may not need to use daily or in large quantities. Therefore, freezing will allow us to keep it fresh for 2 to 9 months. You can also grate it in advance to use one tablespoon at a time when you need it when cooking for yourself