Food Storage: 9 Incredible Fruits and Vegetable Storage Hacks

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So perhaps you think you have everything in control in the kitchen. More of like a master chef of the kitchen—spatula in one hand, two eggs in the other. Crack open, and thud goes the egg in the bowl… with a touch of the shell. The ghastliness! What do you do? Hint: Using a spoon or your fingers aren’t the appropriate response.

There are several other times, which puts you in the perfect storm scenario! And you imagine that “oh god, can this get any worse!” But don’t you worry, we’ve got your back! From helping a fruit ripen fast to preventing cut potatoes from getting oxidized, we have sorted kitchen for you! Take a look at these 9 incredible hacks that will help you in the long run!

1. Prevent Cut Potatoes from getting Oxidized


Cover peeled or diced potatoes with icy water before cooking to keep it from turning into grayish/dark colored caused oxidization.

2. Delay Rotting


To avoid rotting of tomatoes, put them stem end down to shield them from getting ruined. This keeps the air from entering. Instead of storing them in the refrigerator, keep them at room temperature for a longer shelf life.

3. Increase Shelf Life of Bananas


Keep bananas fresher by wrapping the end of the bunch with plastic wrap. Even better, keep every banana separate. The plastic wrap shut ethylene gasses from discharging out of the stem, thus maturing the natural product quickly.

4. Speed Up Ripening


Transform a fruit from raw to ripe, or from crunchy to delicious all with just a paper bag. When you put fruit into the sack, concentrated ethylene gas encourages it to speed up the ripening process. You can also put the raw fruit into a jar full of rice to promote maturation.

5. Prevent Oxidization of Fruit


You’ve presumably heard that a little crush of lemon juice can keep apple cuts from looking getting oxidized. A blend of one part of honey to two part of water works much the same to shield organic product from oxidizing.

6. Avoid Hardening of Brown Sugar


Enable brown sugar to remain delicate and scoopable by hurling an orange peel or a cut of apple alongside the sugar into a sealed bag. For a convenient solution, microwave brown sugar by a little glass of water. The dampness inside the microwave will help separate the piece of sweetener.

7. Avoid Plastic Wrap Disaster


Had enough of wrangling plastic wrap? Store them in the refrigerator. Cooling the cover makes it easier to pack a bowl.

8. Creative Wrapping


Shower caps are not restricted to the washroom. Cover scraps with a new top (ideal in their dishes) to shield bugs and unidentifiable particles from spoiling sustenance.

9. Check the Freshness of Eggs


Gently put raw eggs in a bowl of cool water to check whether they’ve turned sour. If the egg sinks to the base, it’s an OK. If it drifts, it isn’t fresh.