You search through your fridge to find the fresh products you bought a week ago but you end up finding rotten and wilted produce. Luckily there are simple hacks that you can start practicing. Now you will learn how to properly store bacon, how to make your carrots last longer, and more.
We found out the best ways to make your fresh products last longer, while keeping their flavor too.
1. Preserving herbs
Fresh herbs don’t last long, even if we keep them in the fridge. But there are 2 ways you can keep them fresh for longer.
- Treat them like flowers. Fill a glass with water and dip the herbs in the water. Now store them in the fridge. With this, you will get 3 to 4 more days out of your fresh herbs.
- If you want to keep your herbs fresh for more than 4 days, simply infused them in butter. Chop or use larger sprigs of herbs and place them in an ice tray. Pour melted butter to just cover them and freeze the tray. Now you won’t end up throwing away wilted herbs.
2. Keeping cabbage fresh for longer
The biggest mistake you can make with cabbage is keeping it in a plastic bag. Keep the cabbage in the drawer in the fridge, as it is, and not in a plastic bag. This way it will even stay crispy and fresh for up to 2 weeks.
3. Keeping lettuce and spinach fresh
Both lettuce and spinach need to be washed before storing. Wash them with cold water and place them in glass bowls layered with paper towels. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and store in the fridge. They will even be perfectly crispy for salads and the spinach will be ready to use for any dish you want.