01/26Groceries that you've been storing wrong and should correct it soon

Groceries that you've been storing wrong and should correct it soon

How bad does it feel when you're all excited to cook yourself a meal and you reach out to the refrigerator only to find out that all your ingredients turned foul? You should know that not anything and everything has to be stored in the fridge and vice versa for storing them at room temperature. Certain food items need certain kind of storage and chances are that you've been storing your groceries all wrong. Hence, we've listed down a few grocery items and the right ways to store them. So the next time you buy your monthly or weekly groceries, you'll exactly know where to put them in order for their long shelf life.


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02/26Guacamole

Guacamole

If you love your guacamole, you should know that storing it in the fridge will only let it turn brown sooner than later. You can flatten the top later of your guacamole to get rid of air bubbled and then pour some water over the top. This way, you can keep the guacamole fresh for a little longer. You can pour the water off the top and stir when you serve it next.


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03/26Mushrooms

Mushrooms

You aren't supposed to store mushrooms in the container they come in. Instead, pack them in a plastic bag or a brown paper bag before you move them to the refrigerator. The paper bag will help in absorbing the excess moisture so that your mushrooms don't get all too slimy or moldy too soon.


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04/26Lemons and limes

Lemons and limes

You can surely keep the citrus fruits on the counter, but when it comes to lemons and limes, they are supposed to be stored in the fridge and in fact, in a plastic back. This will give them an even longer shelf life.


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05/26Meat

Meat

You can end up getting better quality cut meat if you buy it directly from the butcher counter since you specifically ask them to cut according to your need. Also, the meat behind the counter is rather fresh than the one that is pre-packaged. The flimsy plastic or paper wrapping the meat can allow the juices to leak through. These droppings can very much contaminate other food items in your fridge. Hence, you can store your meat on the bottom shelf of the fridge. This way, the juices that flow out won't affect other foods in the refrigerator.


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06/26Asparagus

Asparagus

Most of the time, you might just want to leave the bunch of asparagus in the thin plastic back that it comes along with. However, asparagus needs some tending to keep them fresh. The bottom of asparagus spears should be put in a shallow pool of water. You can cover the tips of spears loosely with the help of a plastic bag that can protect them from contaminating from other odors in the fridge. Other than that, you can simply wrap the bundle of asparagus spears in a damp paper towel which will help the spears retain moisture and keep them from drying out too soon.


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07/26Bread

Bread

If you think storing bread in the fridge will give it a longer shelf life then you're wrong. In fact, your loaf will only dry up due to the chilled temperature of the fridge. Store the bread in room temperature and make sure you finish the bread in a couple of days if it's already sliced.


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08/26Fruit salad

Fruit salad

Most of the people think that fruit salads start tasting like trash in any given state after a few hours. But you must understand that you can still very much prevent this from happening by adding a few drops of lemon or lime juice on it. Sprinkle it over the top and you'll be able to savour the fruit salad for longer without it turning brown.


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09/26Grapes

Grapes

We all know that grapes can last for longer when in fridge no matter how you end up storing them. But,you must ensure its optimal freshness. Try and keep the fruit away from things in fridge that can give out an odor. It is the skin of grapes that can pick up flavour and smells from such food items. Hence, you should always store the grapes in the back of the fridge where the temperature is probably lower. This will also help in slowing down the ripening process.


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10/26Broccoli

Broccoli

A plastic wrapped over broccoli doesn't let it breathe and it can eventually start growing bacteria and slimy residue. Also, if you leave it open in the fridge, the dry air of the surrounding will suck all the crispiness of the vegetable. Hence, store the broccoli in perforated bags which are either disposable or reusable. These perforations will let the vegetable breathe while the bag will help it stay crisp and not dry out easily.


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