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Everyone who goes grocery shopping knows the struggle of having stored food and seeing it spoiled only after a few days. It used to baffle and stress me out a lot because it kept on happening and I just don’t know how or where it went wrong. Luckily, I found the answers to all of my questions with this video tutorial by Cleverly on YouTube which I am now sharing with you because these hacks are super useful and some of you may need this, too.
Fill a bowl with water and apple cider vinegar, then dunk your strawberries, and drain all the moisture off before putting them in the fridge. This method kills the bacteria that spoils the fruit and in turn will help keep the strawberries fresher for longer.
To avoid your bread from becoming stale and moldy, insert a stick of celery inside the bag, then seal it nicely, and store them for longer. The bread will absorb the moisture from the celery and will then prevent the bread from drying out faster.
To properly store leafy vegetables, first, give them a good rinse, then dry out all the excess moisture leaving the veggies damp, and wrap them with a towel. Place the wrapped veggies in a container, and then place it inside the refrigerator. This bag will help keep the moisture in your veggies preventing them from wilting.
Before storing your bananas, make sure to tightly wrap their stem with plastic to trap the ethylene gas that it emits and help keep them from spreading onto the bananas which will then ripen them.
Place a slice of bread in your cookie jar before storing them. The bread’s moisture will help keep the cookies soft once absorbed and prevent them from drying out. However, putting too much bread inside will make them mushy.
Right after opening the milk, sprinkle a pinch of salt on it, then seal it, and store it. Salt is a preservative that would keep bacteria from spreading, thus, keeping your milk fresh and yummy.
Put the meat inside a Ziploc bag, then seal it leaving the end with a little opening, and submerge the bag in a bowl with water as you slowly squeeze the bag close. This vacuum sealing method will force all of the oxygen out and will help preserve food.
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