Have you ever wondered what to do so your food will last longer? Below we provide some useful food hacks which will help you to easily save food for longer.
List of 5 simple food hacks you can apply so your food will last longer:
Food hack: Berries
For this simple trick i suggest you to swirl fresh berries with water and a bit of vinegar. Nothing is worse than, when you buy really fresh berries in the store and they spoil in a day or two. For the swirling it’s recommended that you use one part vinegar to ten parts water mixture. Vinegar is enough diluted and it will not affect the taste of the berries. Rinse and store them in your refrigerator.
Food hack: Sour cream and cottage cheese
Turn your cottage cheese and sour cream upside down in the refrigerator, this will create a vacuum which inhibits the growth of bacteria that causes food to spoil, which would normally happen.
Food hack: Herbs
Instead of wrapping your fresh herbs like Marjoram, Thyme and Lavender in a bag and putting them in refrigerator where they will start to wilt and get really slimy, we suggest you keep them on the kitchen counter in a glass with fresh water, just like you would do with flowers. Make sure to change water every couple of days, doing this will expand the herbs freshness for a much longer time.
Food hack: Fruits and Vegetables
Make your vegetables and fruits last last longer which are almost past their prime but still good, by making shrub syrups, known also as drinking vinegar
Tip for the refrigerator:
Turn down the temperature for a degree or two. Most refrigerators are kept at 38 degrees Fahrenheit, by turning them down to 36 or 37 you will extend the life of the shelf. Do not turn it any lower though because ice crystals will then start to form on foods and beverages.