8 Tips For Keeping Your Food Fresh Longer!

POSTED  BY GREATERGOODNESS

I’ve Been Storing My Milk Wrong This Whole Time!

Milk stored wrong

We all know that eating healthy means buying fresh, natural foods. But sometimes it’s tricky to keep track of how to store them when there are so many idiosyncrasies.

Never fear! We’ve created the ultimate food storage guide for you. Here are our top 8 tips for keeping your food fresh longer! Some will probably surprise you…

Healthy Food

 

Starting with number 8 and working backwards, here are the 8 tips.

8. GARLIC/ONIONS/SHALLOTS

These foods should be kept OUT of the refrigerator. They will turn mealy and often lose flavor unless they are kept in a cool, dry place.

7. TOMATOES

Although a cold tomato slice is hard to beat, refrigeration directly affects many of the flavor compounds. Store tomatoes on your counter top, away from the sun.

Citrus Food

6. CITRUS

Oranges, grapefruit, lemons, and limes will dry out and lose their vigorous taste if left in the fridge. Keep these guys in a bowl on your kitchen table.

5. MILK

Store milk and other dairy products in the top shelves of your fridge. Although pint jugs of milk fit snugly in the refrigerator door, the door is the warmest part!

4. VEGETABLES

Keep veggies away from fruits, especially apples, pears, kiwis, and stone fruits. Many fruits emit ethylene which will cause other produce items to spoil prematurely.

Nuts

3. NUTS

Nuts should be stored in the refrigerator. They are full of unsaturated fats that will go rancid and affect their flavor if they are left out!

2. CELERY

Celery is best stored wrapped in tin foil in your veggie drawer. There it can last up to 2 weeks!

1. BANANAS

It turns out there is a way to refrigerate bananas! It is perfectly acceptable to put half of a banana in the fridge if it’s wrapped in tin foil. It can last 2 days this way!

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Even though I try not to copy any more than what I feel I have to to get things straight, this article was one that I did not want to get wrong. It is too important to my readers health to mess it up. It was copied word for word, and the pictures were copied also.I hope you find the information very useful.

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