Do you buy food in bulk quantities only to find that it goes bad in a few days? It is a huge task to eat ten pounds of tomatoes or drink five gallons of milk in one week. Most of us like to buy in bulk to save money and avoid frequent trips to the grocery store, but how do you keep food from going bad too quickly? With these hacks, that's how!
These ideas are pure genius! Here are a bunch brilliant ways that people prevent food from spoiling - so let's jump right in!
Honey Can Last A Lifetime
While honey may become more solidified or change color over time, it does last forever. Keep it in a cool place and store in a tight jar.
Milk can last for up to three months even though its consistency may change. Still not convinced that you can drink milk past its expiration date? Then, freeze milk in its original container and thaw when you are ready to use.
How often do you use an entire can of tomato paste? Never! Most recipes use only a small amount and leftover paste quickly goes bad in the fridge. To keep it fresh, place the remaining paste in plastic sandwich bag and create smaller portions inside the bag.
If you can't get through an eight pound bag of carrots fast enough, chop it up, blanch in hot water, and place in freezer bags. Most fruits and veggies do well when frozen - so try creating your very own vegetable medley bag!
People tend to think that placing tomatoes in the fridge will keep them fresh, but tomatoes should be stored at room temperature! Place them in a bowl lined with paper towel and keep the stems facing up to prevent bruising.
Apples can stay fresh for over six months if stored in a humid environment around 30-35°F. Store apples in the crisper drawer of your fridge and separate any that are bruised or rotting from the bunch.