Tired of throwing away wilted or spoiled food? A few tips for storing familiar vegetables and fruits to help you
How to store fruits and vegetables
CUT ROOT HOLMS
Did you know that the tops of carrots, beets, horseradish, turnips, etc., continue to suck the juice from the vegetable during storage? Cut ruthlessly and the vegetables won't wilt. Leaves can be used in salads or soup. Well, if you don’t like its taste, take it out after boiling the broth.
LEMONS IN WATER
Store lemons in a container or jar of water, and they will delight you with their elasticity and freshness for a long time. Simple and convenient!
"IS THERE LIFE AFTER DEATH?" - ASKED BOILED POTATOES
Boiled potatoes, for which no line of homemade ones lined up, can be baked in the oven with oil, garlic and a sprig of rosemary after storage in the refrigerator.
KEEP APPLES SEPARATE
Apples can be beautiful in taste and color, but still be quiet guerrilla activities. Silently, silently, without waving their arms or attracting attention, they release ethylene, which accelerates the ripening (and spoilage) of their neighbors in the vegetable stand.
COTTAGE CHEESE AND SOUR CREAM UPside down
When you realize that you won't eat cottage cheese or sour cream now, turn the package upside down. Of course, making sure that the lid is tightly put on the cup. So you add a couple of days to the usual shelf life of 7-10 days. The explanation is simple: it reduces the growth of lactic acid bacteria, which will begin to suffocate slightly in the cavity between the bottom of the glass and the product.
KEEP THE STRAWBERRY IN A LAYER
Literally. Store dry, unwashed strawberries in a single layer without a lid. You'll be surprised how much longer it lasts.
Separate a bunch of bananas and wrap each stem in cling film so they don't overrip too quickly.
WHITE BREAD WILL SAVE YOUR COOKIES FROM DRYING
Baked from the heart? Are you afraid that they will become stale? Put a slice of white bread in the box of your crispy biscuits and it will soak up the moisture before they do.
STORE MEAT IN THE COLD PART OF THE REFRIGERATOR
Sounds weird, but it's true. Meat on the bottom shelf and at the far wall of the refrigerator will live longer. This is the best place for chilled meat, unless you have a special meat storage compartment.
Storage of vegetables and fruits: avocado with onions
No, this is not a salad recipe. Half an avocado will not turn brown for a couple of days if put in the same container as a cut onion.
APPLES AND POTATOES - BROTHERS FOREVER
Remember our ethanol guerrillas - apples? So, in the case of potatoes, ethanol perfectly protects the tubers from sprouting. Keep them together.
BOUQUET OF PARSLEY
Greens will not wither for a long time if you treat them like flowers - cut the roots and put in a jar of water. Wrap the top of the bundle with cling film so that the moisture does not evaporate, and refrigerate.