Tips to Keep Healthy Foods Fresh Longer
This video may change everything you know about how to store food in your home.
Or maybe you're smarter than me, and you've been doing it right all along. This informative video, that I found on the Healthiest Advice Facebook Page, will give you a healthy run down.
- Certain foods should stay on the counter, and not be stored in the refrigerator like: onions, cucumbers, asparagus and tomatoes.
- Asparagus likes to sit in water. Remove the ends like you would a bouquet of flowers, and place them in a glass of water.
- Cut basil should also be stored with the stems in water, and a baggie placed over the top to keep the herbs warm and humid.
- Tomatoes like to sit separate from each other with a little space in between.
- Cucumbers and onions can sit together in a bowl on the counter, but cut onions should be refrigerated.
- Onions and potatoes should not be placed next to one another, because onions cause potatoes to sprout.
- Potatoes and garlic like the dark, and are best stored in a pantry.
- Parsley and Cilantro are treated like basil, but placed in the refrigerator. In other words, trim the stems, and place them in a glass of water, then add a baggie over the top and store in the fridge. They should last like this for five days.
- When storing veggies in the fridge, turn up the humidity control. Keep fruit stored in the fridge dry.