In Bright Leaks we have some of the best stuff you can use found to keep fresh fruits and vegetables.
1. Don’t wash anything before storing it
It may seem strange, but in fact is best not to wash the fruits and vegetables before storing them in the refrigerator or wardrobe. If something is dirty, clean it with a dry cloth or cloth. Washing can remove your natural defense against mold and rot.
2. Fruits and vegetables prefer a dry environment
Moisture promotes slightly damp. Containing fruit or vegetables A good trick to counter is a paper towel inside the container to place – absorb the excess moisture and prevent the product from rotting.
3. How to store avocados correctly
An unripened avocado be placed in a bag or thick paper in a newspaper and at room temperature wrapped until maturity held. After this point, put it in a plastic bag and refrigerate.
4. Don’t place certain kinds of fruits and vegetables in the refrigerator
Peppers, cucumbers and tomatoes should be stored at room temperature. Peppers lose their elastic consistency when stored in the refrigerator, while cucumbers and tomatoes can be viscous.
Fruits and vegetables should not be stored in the refrigerator until they have expired. Otherwise, they will rot much faster.
5. Wrap up the stalks on bananas
If bananas are kept in the refrigerator they quickly turn black and lose their flavor. It is best to keep at room temperature, but with the handle in plastic food wrapped.
6. Store sliced and peeled vegetables in water
You can actually keep cut fresh or cut peeled like carrots and celery for a long time in the vegetable refrigerator. You should be placed in containers with a small amount of water.
7. Store fruits and vegetables in the warmer part of the refrigerator
The higher the temperature, the more difficult it is to preserve the aroma and freshness of fruits and vegetables. If you want to prove a good plus, save it in the refrigerator part where the temperature is slightly higher.
8. Certain kinds of fruits and vegetables shouldn’t be stored together
Some types of fruits and vegetables begin to actively release ethylene once they have matured. These include bananas, apricots, melons, pears, plums, mangoes and tomatoes.
Other types of fruits and vegetables are ethylene sensitive, including apples, aubergines, watermelons, potatoes, pumpkin, carrots and broccoli. If it is assigned to the vicinity of the first category, they start at a rapid pace to decay. It is therefore preferable to store these two groups separately.
9. Onions and potatoes go in separate places
If you store the onions and potatoes in one place, start the first buds to germinate and become inedible.
10. Garlic and onions love the dark
The best friend of garlic and onion is darkness. If you do not have a large unlit area available, you can put it drilled into paper bags with several small holes through the air. So you can virtually everywhere can store while meeting your needs from the dark.
11. Potatoes will spoil if kept in sunlight
You should never store potatoes, where the sun shines directly on them. Not only do they start rotting, but they can be dangerous. It is best to keep them in a dry, dark place or in crates or plastic and / or wooden baskets.
12. Store some apples alongside potatoes
If one or two put in apples and potatoes, this will stay fresh longer.
13. Asparagus should be stored like a bunch of flowers
Asparagus should be kept in a jar filled with water and arrange a bunch of flowers. This way it will stay fresh longer.
14. Broccoli and cauliflower love moisture
Broccoli is best preserved in order to keep the stem in fresh water and cover the top with a damp cloth. Water should be changed regularly and frequently moistened cloth.
Cauliflower are also wrapped with several holes in a sheet of wet tissue or plastic that is drilled for ventilation.
15. Vegetables stored at room temperature require a flow of air
Vegetables should not be kept hidden in a closet. They will spoil faster than normal under these conditions.
Instead, it is best to store them in wooden or plastic boxes with good ventilation, or in fact, nowhere to benefit from an airflow.
16. Wrap celery in tin foil
Celery will last longer if it is kept wrapped in a sheet and refrigerated. They will lose their flavor and consistency, if they are kept in plastic.
17. Tomatoes should be stored with the stalk facing up
The area around the trunk is the most difficult part of a tomato. This is the area where they begin to disintegrate. How to keep with the handle up, and last longer.
18. Grapes will stay fresh if kept in polyethylene bags
The grapes are not break as fast and stay juicy and fresh if you put them in plastic bags or plastic wrap and refrigerate.
Also, do not store them in a huge pile – in this way that is crushed on the floor.
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