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How to keep food fresh and safe without a refrigerator: the best ways

Iryna MelnichenkoLS Food
How to store food without a refrigerator
How to store food without a refrigerator. Source: pixabay.com

Some foods tend to deteriorate very quickly without refrigeration and even become unsafe to eat, such as fish, meat, and dairy products. But it's important for every Ukrainian to know how, what foods, and how long they can be stored without a refrigerator so that they don't spoil.

How to keep food fresh and safe without a refrigerator: the best ways

The FoodOboz editorial team shares with you useful information on how to properly store food without a refrigerator.

How to store food without a refrigerator

It's worth noting that not all foods need low temperatures, and some foods tolerate heat better than sub-zero temperatures!

How to store fruit without a refrigerator

1. How to store fish and meat without a refrigerator

Salted fish

Wash the fish, clean it, and be sure to cut off the head, because the fish spoils from the head. Next, soak a towel in salt water, wrap the fish, and put it in a cold place.

How to store meat without a refrigerator

Meat can be stored in a pot and in a cool place. However, it is best to preserve it by first cooking it with spices and salt, then putting it in jars and preserving it.

Roasted Meat

2. How to store sausages without a refrigerator

Milk sausage

Salt and a towel work best for this. First, dissolve the salt in water, moisten the towel, wrap the food, and put it in a cool place.

Sausage products

3. How to store chicken eggs without a refrigerator

How to store chicken eggs properly

Wash them in salt water, rinse, place them on a paper towel, and let them dry completely. Then put them in a bag with rice.

Chicken eggs

Chicken eggs can be stored at room temperature for up to a week!

4. How to store butterproperly without a refrigerator

Put it in a glass or enamel bowl and cover it with cold water. This way you can store the product longer, but be sure to change the water twice a day.

How to store butter so it doesn't turn yellow

To keep butter from turning yellow without refrigeration, you need to place it in a glass container and cover it with salt water, which needs to be changed daily.

How to keep food fresh and safe without a refrigerator: the best ways

If you want to store the butter in pieces, just cut it and put it in parchment, put it in a saucepan, and pour it with a salty solution – 1 tbsp of salt per 1 liter of water.

5. How to store dairy products without a refrigerator

Milk

Dairy products

Boil it with baking soda, pour it into a jar and put it in a bucket of water, be sure to cover the jar with a towel or cloth, the ends of which should be dipped in water, which should be periodically changed to cold water.

Fresh milk

Cheese

How to store cheese properly

Wrap it in a wet cloth or towel and put it in a cool place. But remember that you can store cheese like this for only 1 day!

Different types of cheeses

If you still want to keep the cheese longer, try wrapping it in linen cloth, which should be soaked in salt water beforehand. After that, put the cheese in parchment and put it in a cool place. This way you can store the cheese for 3 days!

How to keep food fresh and safe without a refrigerator: the best ways

6. How to store fruits and vegetables without a refrigerator

Fresh vegetables

Almost all fruits and vegetables can be stored for a long time without refrigeration, just move them to a cool, dark place. Beets and carrots, for example, can easily be stored for a very long time simply by placing them in a box of sand.

How to store carrots for a long time

7. How to store ready meals without a refrigerator

It is better not to store all ready-made meals for more than 24 hours without a refrigerator in order not to get poisoned!

Meat pie

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