Tricks for Keeping 16 Different Food Items Fresh Longer
If you're tired of buying food, only to have it go bad before you manage to eat it, you're in luck. The answer could be as simple as knowing the proper way to storage certain foods. If you adopt the following storage habits, your food purchases will stay fresh for days; if not months.
Store green bananas at room temperature until they ripen. Store ripe bananas in the refrigerator to impede further ripening. Freeze over-ripened bananas for use in banana bread and other baked goods.
Note: When you refrigerate or freeze bananas, the peel will turn black. Don't panic. Despite the discoloration, the fruit inside will still be good.
Store bread in a breadbox or on the counter. Another option is your microwave.
Store whole onions in a cool, dark place away from moisture. For bulk storage, cut the legs off of a pair of pantyhose; drop an onion into one of the legs, and tie it off. Then, drop in another onion and tie it off again. Continue doing this until the legs are full. Then, hang in a cool, dry place.
Note: Potatoes give off a gas that ripens onions, so be sure to store them separately.