The quarantine period has taught us more than one way of living with limited resources and restricted movement, particularly when it comes to cooking and eating.
With limited storage space in the fridge, one must be careful about storing vegetables in the freezer. One must always make sure that what they eat is of good quality and remains fresh for longer.
Various Tips on how to keep fruits and vegetables fresh longer in the fridge are as follows:
- Use produce bags
Place fruits and vegetables in breathable bags so they can absorb air and moisture. When packed in sealed bags, fruit and vegetables break down faster.
- Watch out for cold-sensitive items
Storing potatoes, onions, and garlic in cold, dark spots add up to a month of life. But these cold-sensitive things are not doing well in the fridge, where time is falling too low to satisfy them.
- Store tomatoes in an ice tray
You can puree tomatoes and store them in cubical shapes in ice trays, using the cubes when cooking. This way, you can use them for weeks, and it will stay for longer.
- Pat dry your washed vegetables
Washing fresh greens is a good idea, but tossing them in the refrigerator while being moist will make them soggy. After rinsing, pat dry, cover in a paper towel, and place it in the refrigerator in an open container.
- Place grapes on a paper towel
Remove the grapes from the fruit bag or container, wash and pat them gently dry. Put in an open box on a paper towel and pop out in the fridge.
- Don’t wash mushrooms
Washing mushrooms will not be a great idea, it will be great if they are stored in a good quality container in the refrigerator.
- Separate each banana
Prolong banana life by removing it from the batch, which slows down the process of ripening.
- Take berries out of containers
Berries are sensitive things and don’t like moisture. Remove from the containers they came in, gently wash and pat dry, and put them in an open box in a single layer on a paper towel.
- Put stone fruit on the counter
Leave stone fruit on the counter until it is fully ripe, and then put in the refrigerator to stay for longer.
- Store your fruits and vegetables in the freezer
It is possible to freeze things such as bell peppers, green beans, broccoli, cabbage, celery, cucumbers, onions, eggplant, mushrooms, strawberries, blueberries, bananas, etc. Cut them and store them in an airtight container.
- Grind mint and coriander
If you are bringing mint and coriander, grind them thoroughly after washing and keep the puree in the refrigerator. It will stay for longer this way.
- Using the baking soda
To remove impurities, you can also wash cut vegetables in baking soda or any soda water.