How to keep food longer? Discover our 12 tips

How to keep food longer? Discover our 12 tips

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Stop the hard baguette like a baseball bat! Stop the sprout of sprouts before you even taste it! You are tired of grumbling when discovering your food in this state. We suggest you discover inexpensive tips.

The 3 simple conservation gestures to adopt on a daily basis

I don't know about you, but for me as soon as I wake up, certain things can put me in a bad mood: bread too dry to make my sandwiches, the sugar that falls in large blocks in my yogurt or the soulless "ramollo" cookies at the bottom of the package. To put an end to these daily inconveniences and keep your food longer, here are 3 small simple and effective gestures to adopt without delay.

Tip 1: Keep your bread longer

To keep your bread longer, there are ancestral methods that still work, such as storing it in a tea towel or sheltered in a bread bin. You can also try a more unusual technique by putting an apple where you keep it. Change your apple every week and you can be sure your wand will not be stale. It also works for dry cookies. You will be able to keep your bread for a whole week!

Tip 2: Avoid lumps in powdered sugar

To prevent small blocks of sugar from forming in your jar or powdered sugar canister: put a small piece of blotting paper in it to absorb the moisture! You can also use grains of rice, but prefer this technique in a sprinkler with small holes, to prevent the grains from falling into your yogurt.

Tip # 3: Keep your crisp cookies all week

Difficult to have crispy cookies to taste from Monday to Friday. The solution is simple! Place the cookies from the opened package in a pretty metal box: they will keep all their freshness. For even more longevity, you can slip the anti-humidity capsule of the medication tubes into it.

Avoid throwing away with simple tips

We often wonder what to do with the tomato sauce bottoms, the bottle bottoms at the end of an evening with friends, or even the end of an aromatic bouquet of which we only used a few leaves. It's time to be smart, make it the basis of your future great dishes, thanks to our ingenious advice.

Tip n ° 4: Save the bottom of the jar of tomato sauce from the trash!

We all have a base of tomato sauce lying in the door of our fridge. I offer a simple solution so as not to spoil. Take a freezer bag, put the rest of the sauce in it, remove the air remaining in the bag and create boundaries by pressing your fingers on the outside of the bag (to delimit separate serving rectangles). Put it all in the freezer, you get small doses always useful for your sauces.

Tip 5: Bottle bottoms transformed into sauce base

It always hurts a bit to throw the rest of a good bottle at the bottom of the sink after a convivial meal with friends or family. To avoid this, take an ice cube tray, empty the bottoms of the bottle in it and place the tray in the freezer. These small wine cubes will be perfect for your Burgundy sauces, for example.

Tip # 6: Create cubes of aromatic herbs

Store the herbs in the fridge rather than in a cupboard or put them in an ice cube tray, with a little oil, before placing them in the freezer. You can also simply store them in the freezer in bags or small boxes after having chopped them. You can have fresh herbs at any time of the year!

Keep fresh fruits and vegetables longer

Tip n ° 7: Onion, apple and potato: the infernal trio!

These three foods that are apple, onion and potato do not go well with your other fruits and vegetables, but also between them. They give off a gas which oxidizes other plants and makes them mature faster. I therefore advise you to keep them isolated from each other.

Tip # 8: Always fresh salad in your fridge

If you buy salad at the market, especially if it's organic, you know it can spoil easily. To keep it longer, clean and wring it out before placing it in the refrigerator, surrounded by a clean, damp cloth. You can also place it washed in a glass jar in the fridge.

Tip n ° 9: Preserve your fruits and vegetables sustainably

To optimize the conservation of your fruits and vegetables in the fridge, you can place sheets of absorbent paper at the bottom of your vegetable bin. As for the opened fruit (half an apple for example), sprinkle it with lemon juice so that it does not oxidize. If it is a lemon, sprinkle it with salt. Place half an avocado with an onion so that it does not oxidize. For the artichoke or plants, place the stem in a glass of water to keep their freshness intact. Apart from the fridge, it seems that the cork stopper works wonders in your fruit basket!

Tip # 10: Keep your bananas longer

To keep bananas longer and prevent them from visibly darkening, you can wrap the tails in cling film or aluminum foil. This will reduce their gas emissions and slow their ripening. Separating them from other ethylene-sensitive fruits (apricot, avocado, apple, peach, mango, kiwi, pear, tomato, etc.) also avoids this phenomenon of accelerating maturity.

Tip 11: Storing root vegetables

To better preserve your root vegetables: leeks, carrots, onions, turnips, garlic or even potatoes, you can adopt several solutions: - Keep them away from light to prevent them from germinating. - Hanging stockings or tights for onions and garlic. By tying your tights after each bulb, you can keep them for up to 8 months! - The ventilated paper bags, by separating each species you will also lengthen the shelf life of these vegetables.

Tip # 12: Switch to glass jars!

The glass jar is a safe bet, it allows you not only to keep your food dry (cereals, pasta ...), but also your fresh food, such as salad, asparagus or raw vegetables in the fridge. The small bonus is that a glass jar is not only more aesthetic than a plastic box, it is also: - more durable over time because it does not scratch, does not take a questionable color due to old foods ... - more hygienic: it does not transfer bacteria that could have remained in ugly scratches - easier to maintain thanks to its smooth surface - healthier: it does not contain "pollutants" , phthalates and other bizarre substances with unpronounceable names. Don't wait any longer, take action to avoid waste thanks to our grandmother tips!