27 Ways To Make Your Groceries Last As Long As Possible
1. Onions stored in pantyhose will last as long as 8 months.
2. Freeze green onions in a plastic bottle.
3. Get an ethylene gas absorber for the fridge.costs $16. These little pods absorb the ethylene emitted by fruits and vegetables to keep them fresh up to 3x longer. Here's a handy list of ethylene-producing and ethylene-sensitive foods.
4. Store delicate herbs like flowers, then cover with plastic, secure with a rubberband, and refrigerate.
5. Treat oily herbs differently.
6. If you use a lot of fresh herbs...an Herb Savor. Supposedly, it'll make your herbs last up to three weeks.
7. Use a vinegar solution to make your berries last longer.
8. Spray leftover guacamole with cooking spray before putting it back in the fridge.a number of ways to keep avocado green, and oil is one of them. You should also keep the pit in the guacamole.
9. Don't store onions with potatoes.
10. Store potatoes with apples to keep them from sprouting.
11. One rotten apple can spoil the bunch.
12. Add a dab of butter to the cut side of cheese to keep it from drying out.
13. More cheese rules:
14. Freeze and preserve fresh herbs in olive oil.
15. Follow these rules on where to place items within your fridge:
16. Store asparagus like cut flowers.here for more details.
17. Wrap the crown of a bunch of bananas with plastic wrap.They'll keep for 3-5 days longer than usual, which is especially helpful if you eat organic bananas. Bananas also produce more ethelyne gas than any other fruit, so keep them isolated on the counter.
18. This trick using a paper towel will keep your salad lettuce fresh all week long.The paper towel will absorb the moisture. Get more info here.
Also, you might want to invest in a salad spinner. It'll get rid of moisture, which is the culprit of wilting leaves.
19. Wrap celery, broccoli, and lettuce in tin foil before storing in the fridge.It'll stay crisp for 4 weeks or more.
20. Mason jars are your friend.They provide a healthier and longer-lasting alternative to plastic tupperware, which deteriorates and stains easily. Produce will keep a few days longer if stored in a jar.
21. Clean your fridge.
22. How to store tomatoes:
Unripe tomatoes should be kept stem side down, in a paper bag or single layer in a cardboard box in a cool area until they turn red in color. To ripen faster, store with fruit. The gases emitted will help ripen the tomatoes.
Perfectly ripe tomatoes should be kept at room temperature, on the counter away from sunlight, in a single layer, not touching one another, stem side up.
Overly ripe tomatoes should be put in the fridge, but let them come to room temperature before eating them.