Five Fantastic Ways To Keep Food Fresh For Longer
Are you tired of buying food only for it to go bad after a day or two? It is one of the most annoying things in the world, plus it is costly. If only there were a way of storing food for longer. Your bank balance would see an almighty rise and you wouldn’t have to run to the supermarket every couple of days for another food shop.
Luckily, there is a way. In fact, there are quite a few ways. Just check out these tips for storing food and it should stay fresh for longer.
Greens are the most frustrating foods to try and freshen up. It doesn’t matter what you do, they suddenly begin to wilt after a day or two once open them. And, there is nothing worse than eating soggy lettuce. Thank God for ice baths, and then. No, you don’t have to fill the wheelie bin with cold water and jump in, just fill a container and throw in the greens.
The ice water restores the crisp texture through osmosis. Osmosis is where the water travels through the vegetables’ cells and hydrates them again, making them look and taste fresh.
Vacuum sealers are thought to increase the shelf life of food by three to five times. It is not an exact science because it does depend on the food and how you store the food afterwards. But, if you have rice or pasta, which can last for 180 days, it can last for almost a year when you use a vacuum sealer.
Big companies use commercial vacuum sealers to make sure food stays fresh for longer, and these huge conglomerates wouldn’t invest their time and money into something if it didn’t work. Especially as it makes them more money.
Use An Apple
Some vegetables have a habit of sprouting as they get older. For example, potatoes are the main culprit of spouting and turning bad. But, if you store vegetables that do sprout with an apple it suppresses their ability turn bad.
It’s all very scientific. Apples release a gas called ethylene that stops the cells from elongating, and, therefore, sprouting.
From a scientific point of view, Freezing food keeps them just as fresh as when you first bought them. Here’s how. When you freeze food, you freeze them at a particular point in their cycle. So, when you get out the freezer and defrost them, they have been frozen in time.
Plus, freezing kills a harmful bacterium that allows food to go off and turn bad.
Put It In A Jar
Food can be fresh after cooking. You don’t have to throw away leftovers just because you are full, and no one wants to eat anymore. Get hold of a couple of see-through jars, add some vinegar to pickle and put them in the fridge.
The vinegar helps to preserve as well as the airtight jars so no air can ruin the food.
There you have it; simple, easy and incredibly effective.