Grocery Storage:Top 20 Wheres And Hows Answered!

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Here are some different ways to save food and increase their life and make them stay fresh for several days.

1. How to increase the shelf life of your onions? – Place your onions in a pantyhose as shown in the image and tie knots in between.

2. How’d you save your green onions for a long time? – It’s quite simple. Freeze green onions in a plastic container. Just ensure they’re completely dry before you store them.

3. How’d you keep your fruits and vegetables fresh for a long time? -Just get an ethylene absorber for your fridge. This absorbs the ethylene that’s produced by the fruits and vegetables and ensures they stay fresh for a longer time (around 3 x)

4. How’d you store delicate herbs? – Simple place your herbs, flowers in a plastic and close it off with a rubber band and refrigerate it. This way herbs like cilantro, parsley will last longer and will stay fresh. However oily herbs like thyme must be loosely tied up and hung in open.

5. How’d you store your berries to make them last longer? – Mix together water and vinegar in the ratio 10:1. Place your berries and swirl them around. Drain, rinse it and then put them in the refrigerator. This way you can ensure that your berries will last longer.

6. How to save leftover guacamole? – Spray some cooking spray over it and place it back in the fridge.

7. Do onions and potatoes go together? – No. They don’t. They’ll spoil faster. Store them separately in a cool dry place with good air circulation.

8. How would you prevent a potato from sprouting? – It’s quite simple! Store them with apples.

9. Do I have to remove any rotten fruit or vegetable? – Yes, one rotten grocery can spoil the bunch. Ensure you remove any rotten fruit or vegetable you find.

10. How’d you preserve cheese? – To prevent cheese from drying out just rub some butter on the cut side of the cheese. Also wrap it up in cheese paper and then place it in the refrigerator.

11. How’d you keep your herbs fresh for a long time? – Did you know you could preserve fresh herbs by just freezing them in olive oil? This works with herbs like rosemary, thyme and oregano.

12. How’d you ensure banana lasts longer? – Wrap the crown with a plastic cover. This will ensure your bananas last a bit longer (3- 4 days extra)

13. How’d you keep your salad fresh all week long? – Use a paper towel or a tin foil, this will absorb all the moisture. Moisture is the culprit which usually causes leaves to wilt.

14. What are the alternatives to Tupperware? – Products tend to last longer when stored in a mason jar.  This will also ensure your products are healthier.

15. Should I clean my fridge once in a while? –  This ensures that if something rots or gets spoiled, it won’t affect other products. Disinfect and clean the fridge once in a while.  Keeping a clean fridge will ensure that all of your food stays fresher longer.

16. How to ensure your tomatoes last longer? 

Storing unripe tomatoes:

You must ensure you store your tomatoes away from sunlight in a plastic cover or in a cardboard box preferably in a cool area until they turn red. Once it’s ripe store them in a refrigerator.

17. How to store nuts? – Before you refrigerate nuts, just roast slightly. This will ensure they have more flavor and last longer. Bake it in the oven (350 degree) for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

18. How to ensure mushroom lasts longer? – Paper bags keep your mushroom dry and ward off any moisture which can spoil them unlike plastic bags. Store them in a cool dry place.

19: How to prevent honey from crystallizing? –  Take a container with a bit of water and keep it warm with the help of a candle warmer. Now place the honey container (glass) inside this. This ensures that honey doesn’t crystallize and also pours out easily.

20: How to store rooted veggies? – Simply store them in pots, which are filled with sand. Cover the root with sand and take them out whenever you need them. This works best for carrots and ginger.


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