How to properly pack groceries
This way, fruits and vegetables stay fresh longer
Every year in Germany around 75 kilograms of food per capita end up in the garbage. A large part of this is made up of fruits and vegetables. Much of it would still be edible, but may no longer look appetizing due to incorrect storage. With the right storage, food not only lasts longer, it can also save a lot of money and at the same time protect the environment.
Store vegetables properly
At Carrots and radishes Turn off the green - it removes water from the vegetables and wilts them faster. Then wash the vegetables and, if possible, store them in a plastic box in the refrigerator's vegetable compartment. Radishes last at least a week and carrots longer.
salad unpack after shopping, wash well and spin dry. Then store it in portions in sealable plastic bags or wrapped in damp kitchen towels. This will keep it fresh for at least two to three days. Cucumbers After buying it, it is best to wash it off, dry it and wrap it in a cloth. The sensitive vegetables can be kept in the refrigerator's vegetable compartment for around five days
Special freshness compartments, such as those offered by many modern refrigerators, are practical for storing fruit and vegetables. It is best to store fruit and vegetables in them with optimal humidity without packaging.
tomatoes shouldn't be in the refrigerator, but are best kept in a bowl. They continue to mature and in the process release the maturation gas ethylene, so store them separately if possible. Also paprika, Eggplant and zucchini better stay outside. They cannot stand the cold in the refrigerator and are well protected against germs by their thick shell.
Potatoes and onions are best stored in the dark
Potatoes and Onions like it cool and especially dark. When exposed to light, potatoes produce the poisonous bitter substance solanine. This can be recognized by green spots and germs. To prevent this, potatoes - just like onions, which mold quickly in the refrigerator - are best stored in the cool, dark cellar.
Herbs best kept in a plastic box in the refrigerator. So they last a long time. When placed in a jar like a bunch of flowers, they wither. Packaged Mushrooms Always take them out of the packaging, as water will collect in them and they will quickly go moldy. If possible, store mushrooms in the refrigerator for only one to two days and consume them quickly.
This is how fruit is stored optimally
Applesalso excrete the ripening gas ethylene. Therefore, always store them separately - either in the refrigerator or alternatively at room temperature in a separate bowl. If stored outside the refrigerator, use within a few days. Fruits like pineapple, mango or Grapes feel most comfortable at room temperature. If they are not yet ripe, they will ripen in the basket. The sweeter the fruit tastes, the faster it rots. If fruit tastes particularly sweet, it can no longer be kept for long.
Strawberries definitely have to go into the fridge. Bacteria and germs quickly settle on the large and very delicate surface of these fruits. Sliced fruit offers a lot of attack surface for germs, so it is better to keep it in the refrigerator. The cold slows down germ growth.
Store eggs and cooking oil properly
Because of their special composition, should olive oil and Sunflower oil Store in the dark in the cupboard - with dark glass also on the shelf. It would get streaky in the refrigerator. linseed oil, Rapeseed oil and Pumpkin seed oil are, however, better off in the refrigerator.
Freshness Eggsdo not necessarily have to be in the refrigerator for the first ten days, as they have a natural protective layer that protects them from germs. But once they have been in the refrigerator, they have to stay there because the protective layer is then destroyed. In the refrigerator, they should be in the door or high up in the compartment, as it is a little warmer there.
Fruit and vegetables: what to put in the fridge
These varieties belong in the vegetable compartment of the refrigerator:
Fruit: apples, pears, kiwis, nectarines, plums, peaches, table grapes, apricots, strawberries, figs, cherries
Vegetables: kohlrabi, leek, artichokes, cauliflower, broccoli, fennel, carrots, radishes, lettuce, spinach, asparagus
These varieties do not belong in the refrigerator:
Fruit: pineapple, avocados, bananas, pomegranate, mangoes, papayas, citrus fruits
Vegetables: eggplant, cucumber, potatoes, peppers, tomatoes, zucchini, green beans, pumpkin
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Market | 03/30/2020 | 8:30 p.m.
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