What methods are there to preserve food for a long time? There is a special feeling of guilt when we have to throw away food because it has spoiled. When you throw away moldy tomatoes, wilted lettuces and rock-hard croissants, you have to think about all the hungry people in the world, your wallet and the damage you are doing to the environment.
If you feel guilty about throwing away spoiled food, then this list is for you. You can write your favorite advice or your own methods in the comments.
Baking expert and cake artist Jessica Clark-Bojin and talented cake designer Darci, founder of Kake by Darci, spoke to Bored Panda about the topic. Let’s see what ideas come up… Here are the methods to preserve food for a long time…
Re-grow spring onions
FREEZE FRESH HERBS WITH OLIVE OIL
Ice cubes are very useful when cooking: take one out and throw it into the pot. It works best with rosemary, sage and thyme. Dill, basil and mint should always be used fresh.
HOW TO STORE DRIED ONIONS?
Onions stored with thin socks can last up to 8 months.
HOW SHOULD CREAM AND COTTAGE CHEESE BE STORED?
If you turn over the containers for cream and cottage cheese, the shelf life will be longer. A vacuum effect is created inside the container. This slows down the growth of bacteria that cause these foods to spoil.
HOW TO STORE BANANA FOR LONGER?
If you want to store a bunch of bananas for longer, wrap the top of the banana in plastic wrap. You can keep it for 3-5 days longer than usual. This is especially helpful if you eat organic bananas. Bananas also produce more pulpy gases than other fruits. Therefore, place them isolated on the work surface.
Keep your refrigerator clean
If something goes bad in your fridge or cupboards, the meal you just prepared will quickly become covered in mold. Disinfect the refrigerator – this way everything will last a little longer.
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Do not store milk in the refrigerator door
The temperature at the door fluctuates too often and your milk spoils prematurely.
STORE GINGER IN THE FREEZER
It’s much easier to grate and the skin comes off so easily… Plus it lasts much longer.
STORAGE HOLDER IN PAPER BAG
A plastic bag retains moisture and causes mold. Store them in a paper bag in the refrigerator or in a cool, dry place.
NEVER STORE BREAD IN THE REFRIGERATOR
If you put your bread in the fridge, it will go stale faster. Therefore, the best way to keep bread fresh is to keep it on the counter at room temperature or, even better, place it in a bread box to achieve optimal bread structure.
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CARVE THE GREEN ONIONS AND STORE
You can chop the green onion and store it in a plastic container in the freezer. You can easily get as much of the chopped onions as you need by squeezing the plastic as needed. You can store the rest in the freezer.
LET SALAD AND SALAD KEEP FRESH FOR A WEEK
You can use regular napkins or paper towels. This trick will keep it fresh all week long.
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