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Keep Your Food Fresh for a Longer Time

With These Tips & Tricks

Store food in the fridge

Do you think that your groceries are getting spoiled sooner than they should? Then there might be some storing issues. Here are a few tips that might help you to have longer-lasting groceries in the fridge.



Cool food in the fridge


Should All Food Go to the Fridge?

If you ever noticed that grocery shops don’t store everything in the fridge, then you can use their method in your kitchen. Or follow this guideline to store the basic groceries:





Store on The Kitchen Counter

Cool in The Fridge

  • Onion

  • Potatoes

  • Apples

  • Avocadoes

  • Bananas

  • Nuts & butternuts

  • Cereals, as whole or as flour

  • All Types of Berries

  • Mushroom

  • Herbs & leafy veggies

  • Opened cans & condiments

  • Diary food

  • Eggs



care for food

Before Cooling Food

Clean, elegant packages don’t necessarily mean that food will last long in them. Here are the 3 steps to do for fruits and vegetables:




Store produce in clear bags or airtight containers.


Dry produce to avoid growing bacteria on them.


Wash produce with running icy water to get rid of dirt.


There are some exceptions regarding washing produce before cooling them. Mushrooms, for example, should be consumed immediately after washing. Moreover, it is illogical to prewash, then store the onion.

 


how to cool carrots

Herbs & Root Veggies

The best way to keep the root vegetables is to refrigerate them soaked in cool water. Do this with carrots, root beats, and celery. The same method can be used with herbs, put them in bouquets with stems soaked in water. Cover the upper leafy part softly with a clean plastic bag or keep it free.





fridge organizing

Organizing The Fridge

Every type of food requires a certain temperature degree to stay at its optimum. Thankfully, fridges have been designed to hold up a specific cooling range in each area. Moreover, it makes it easier for you to make your shopping list for the next time. Find a suitable place for each type of food here.




How to Organize Food in Your Fridge

food organizing



keep fruits and veggies separated

Vegetables, Fruits & Raw Meat

Can They be Stored Together?

If you prefer fresh, cooled meat, fish, or poultry, or you tend to season them overnight, then you need to cool them away from produce as they cause spoiling and germination.

On the other hand, separate fruits from vegetables, and store each type individually. Apple, for example, tends to spread ethylene gas that quickens other produce to spoil. Otherwise, try storing apples in a separate bowl on the kitchen counter, or cooling them in a plastic bag.






Fridge cooling setting

Fridge’s Optimum Cooling Temp.

Neither you want the refrigerated grocery to frost unintentionally nor be contaminated in warm temperatures. Therefore, you must set up your fridge between (2ْ – 4ْ Celsius) or (35 – 40 Fahrenheit)








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