The Right Way to Store Food
When you go grocery shopping, you might be having some great ideas for how to use them on different and delicious recipes. However, it can all go south if you forget how to store your food correctly, ripening early or even going to waste. With this in mind, we made a list with the right way to store all sorts of ingredients.
Store herbs like if they were flowers
Most people don’t know this, but if you want your fresh herbs to stay that way for a while and don’t go dry and dull, you must treat them as if they were a flower bouquet. Cut the stems of herbs such as cilantro, parsley and basil and toss them in a jar of water to preserve them longer.
Keep unripe avocados out of the refrigerator
Once an avocado is done and you’ve cut it up, the refrigerator is the right place to store. But if your avocado is not ripe yet, then you might want to place it outside, at plain sight. That way, once it’s ripe enough, it’ll keep fresh for longer.
Store celery in aluminum foil
As soon as you purchase them, store whole celery stalks in tin foil, then place them in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator. Don’t wash the stalks and, by all means, don’t cut them before storing hem. Make sure you tightly wrap up the tin foil so it remains crisp and fresh for longer.
Don’t wrap cheese up!
A good cheese needs to breathe, so you might want to wrap up your piece of cheese in wax paper or parchment paper, then place it inside an unsealed plastic bag to keep it from getting dry. Cheese ir particularly good at absorbing nearby smells and flavors, that’s the importance of creating a delicate barrier.
Never place your dairy in the fridge door
Since the door of your refrigerator has those convenient shelves with space for bottles, it’s only natural to place your milk carton and other dairy in there. This is a huge mistake! The opening and closing of the fridge door creates a very inconsistent temperature, which could end up spoiling your milk way earlier than usual. The most stable temperature in your refrigerator is located at the bottom and middle shelves.
Meat goes in the freezer
The best thing about meat and poultry is that they don’t nutritional value when stored in the freezer, which happens often with fruits and vegetables. If you don’t intent to eat your meat soon, you can safely store uncooked meat and poultry for about 9 months.
Coffee goes in the pantry
If you purchase roasted coffee, the best thing you can do is use it as soon as possible, this way you’ll take advantage of its fresh taste. Coffee beans are very sensible to moisture, which means placing them in the freezer could lead to freezer burns and a dull taste. The absolute best storage place is an air-tight container in a dark and dry pantry.
Give all of these storage methods a try and see how your food lasts way longer than it used to!