How to Keep Food Fresh for Days

It is depressing to throw off food items just because you never actually got to eat them and they went bad. Since with all the hectic work schedules and routine, it is hard to do grocery and cook daily, most of use tend to store food for at least  a couple of days and even a week, depending on the nature. Food gone bad can be a big disappointment, loss and ruin your routine. It also gives a guilty pang when you think of people dying with hunger around the world and the wasted food in front of you. However, with easy and simple arrangements, you can prolong the life of fresh food by two to three times. Of course the type of arrangements vary by the nature of the food.

Instructions

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    Meat, poultry and fish:

    These genre of food loves the cold and is best stored there for long. Reserve the deepest and coldest part of your freezer for this family. Freezing preserves meat (like ice preserved centuries old mummies). Meat can be preserved up for months as long as you can ensure a constant cold environment.

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    Fruits and vegetable:

    Fruits and vegetables also store well in the fridge but not the freezer. The refrigerator box is the ideal place for them. Store them in a dark and cool place, away from direct sunlight. Fruits and vegetables do well in a humid environment. Do not suffocate them and let them breathe to stay fresh for long. If you are wrapping them in a  plastic bag, punch breathing hole sin them. However, some vegetables like potatoes, onions and garlic do not need the refrigerator. Just keep them in a dark and cold place. Fruits and vegetables can be kept fresh for a week.

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    Bread:

    If you plan to use your bread within a couple of days, it can be kept at room temperature in its own plastic bag. Keeping it in the refrigerator will make it stale and dry. If you want to store bread for long, freeze it. When you want to use it, thaw it in the oven and it will be fresh to use.

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    Herbs and spices:

    If you want to keep the freshness of your herbs and spices, buy them in an uncrushed form. Grind them whenever you need to use them. This way their freshness will be preserved for longer.

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