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How to properly store food to prolong its freshness: expert answer

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Do you often find yourself throwing food that has gone bad in the trash? If so, we recommend that you pay attention to the advice of expert Becky Hardin.

According to her, about 40% of food in the United States is thrown away due to improper storage. The Sun looked into what to do to reduce this figure and keep food fresh for much longer.

Bread

How to properly store food to prolong its freshness: expert answer

Many people store bread in the refrigerator. But to keep it longer, it's better to put it in a bread box or in a paper bag.

You can also cut the bread into portions and store it in the freezer and defrost it as needed.

Vegetables

How to properly store food to prolong its freshness: expert answer

Potatoes, onions, and garlic are foods that should never be stored in the refrigerator. It is better to keep them in a dark and dry place out of the direct sunlight.

Wrapping method

How to properly store food to prolong its freshness: expert answer

It is best to store green onions, dill, parsley, and other herbs in the refrigerator, wrapped in a damp paper towel. This way, they will retain their freshness and flavor longer.

Vinegar bath

How to properly store food to prolong its freshness: expert answer

It's no secret that vinegar is a natural disinfectant and multi-purpose cleaner. Therefore, before placing fruits and vegetables in the refrigerator, it is worth placing them in a container with a mixture of water and vinegar in a ratio of 3:1 for 15 minutes.

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