How to keep food longer?
We all like to eat crunchy vegetables and fresh, juicy fruits. Unfortunately with the time spent in the refrigerator the freshness of food seems to fade quickly.
10 Tips therefore offers you 10 practical tips and tricks to keep food fresh longer.
Tips for keeping food longer:
Do you know how to cut and store crispy celery? Just wrap your celery stalks in aluminum foil and place it in the fridge.
Indeed, thanks to the aluminum foil, the celery will stay fresh and crispy much longer.
You can also cut the leaves off the celery to keep the celery fresher even longer in the refrigerator.
2. Cut avocados without blackening
How to store avocados longer without darkening? Avocados are so good but it is common to see avocados turn black when cut.
So to prevent the avocados from turning black once cut, you have to use lemon juice! Indeed, just pour a few drops of lemon juice directly on the avocado slices or in the guacamole.
Be careful not to add too much lemon juice so as not to change the taste of your homemade guacamole.
Do you know why bananas turn black and especially why they ripen so quickly?
This is caused by air entering through the end of the banana. It is therefore this air which enters through the end of the peel which makes the banana ripen very quickly.
To keep your bananas fresh longer you can use plastic wrap to wrap the stems of the bananas to prevent the air from ripening them too quickly.
4. Store cucumber away from the refrigerator
Do you ever buy a cucumber and only find it limp a few days later in the fridge? To keep a cucumber fresh and crisp, place it on the counter in the fruit and vegetable basket.
On the other hand, if you plan to eat it only in 5 or even 7 days, it must be placed in the refrigerator. But expect to eat a cucumber that will be much less fresh and above all much softer.
A cucumber must be eaten within 2 to 3 days of buying it or picking it from the garden, otherwise it risks being soft and much less fresh.
To keep your cucumbers longer in the fridge there is a quick and effective solution right here: How to store cucumbers longer?
5. Good fresh mushrooms
For those who like to eat good fresh and firm mushrooms then know that they keep for about a week in the refrigerator.
But before placing them in the fridge, they must be kept in a paper bag to keep them fresh.
6. Keep coffee fresh longer
It is not a fruit or a vegetable but coffee is also one of the foods that require special attention in terms of freshness.
If you buy bagged coffee it is very important to transfer it to an airtight container once opened.
To preserve the freshness of the coffee even longer, get into the habit of placing the coffee in the fridge.
7. Store onions and potatoes
Did you know that you should never put potatoes with onions in the fridge or anywhere else?
Indeed, the reason is simple, the two foods will rot quickly if they are side by side in the refrigerator.
Don’t forget to keep the potatoes and onions in a ventilated, cool and dry place.
Do you usually put tomatoes in the fridge? If your tomatoes are soft and tasteless the refrigerator is definitely the culprit.
If you want to eat tasty, thick-fleshed tomatoes instead, let them ripen on the kitchen counter.
A very simple but oh so effective trick to keep tomatoes fresh for much longer!
9. Store beets for a full month
Did you know that beets can easily be stored for about 4-5 weeks?
So to keep the beets fresh, simply cut the leaves and place them in a dry, cool and well-ventilated place.
To allow the pineapple to ripen properly, it should be left on the counter at room temperature.
Once the pineapple is very ripe, you can cut it into pieces and place it in a container in the fridge for a few more days.