Everybody wants the freshest vegetables and fruits for themselves. Fresh stock of veggies and fruits is not only healthy but also tastes good. During these trying times, it has become scary to even step out of the house let alone buying groceries every day. What you can do is purchase your veggies for a week and use the below given tricks to keep them fresh for a long period of time.
Diced Veggies In An Airtight Container
If you have cut more than the required quantity of vegetables, then you can store them in an airtight container. Keep this airtight container in the fridge and you are good to go for a few days. You can also chop your vegetables in advance to save yourself from the hassle of chopping them every day. All these vegetables can be kept in different containers and in the fridge for at least 3-4 days.
Coriander In A Damp Towel
Coriander is usually used to garnish cooked vegetables and dals. It is chopped finely and then sprinkled on top of curries and dishes. For this purpose, coriander needs to be kept fresh and green. In order to keep it fresh for long, just sprinkle a few drops of water on a cloth and wrap the coriander in it. Keep this cloth in the fridge. You can take out portions of coriander from this whenever you need it. This trick will help in preserving the coriander for long.
If you wish to store milk for a long period of time, then the best way to do so is by freezing it. All you need to do is pour it into a container and put it in your freezer. You can take out portions of milk as and when you need it. It can easily be stored in the frozen form for one to two months, depending on the quality of milk.
Never Refrigerate Tomatoes
We usually store our potatoes and onions outside, while tomatoes (benefits of tomatoes) go directly into the fridge. By doing so, you are hampering their ability to ripen. Tomatoes also lose their juicy and tangy flavour when they are stored in cold. You must store your tomatoes outside in order to retain their freshness and flavour for long.
Apple In A Bag Of Potatoes
If you are worried about your potatoes sprouting every now and then, the best way to prevent this is by putting an apple in them. All you need to do is store the potatoes in a bag and put an apple along with them. Apples produce ethylene gas which will prevent them from sprouting and will keep them fresh for a long period of time.
Wash Berries In Vinegar
Berries are basically a summer fruit which have a very short shelf-life. They rot quickly and develop moulds, if not stored properly. If you want to keep your strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries fresh for long, follow the following steps. Just take 1 cup of vinegar and add 3 cups of water to it. Now soak all your berries in it. Let them stay soaked in it for a while and later take it out. Wash them thoroughly under running water and pat them dry before refrigerating. Vinegar will help in cleaning them thoroughly, which will prevent moulding.
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