Sometimes you are overstocked and you realize that you should get smarter about what you have. So we all must learn the art of storing food with an extended shelf life and minimize food waste. There are some tips to help you keep your food fresh for an extended period of time.
Use premium wraps
Premium (plastic) wraps are extremely helpful in terms of preserving food. Plastic wraps are made of different materials and therefore, can be found in the variety of PVDC Cling film, PVC, or PE cling film. They were introduced in the mid-20th century and gained popularity due to their capabilities to preserve food.
However, if you want to choose the best amongst these, PVDC cling is considered as the most favorite. PVDC wraps help in keeping the food fresh for a longer period of time by preventing moisture and smells from seeping through. It is especially ideal for storing fruits, raw vegetables, sea food, poultry with no fear of oxidization or discoloration.
Store your vegetables and fruits separately
Each food type has its own properties. We are advised not to store fruit and vegetables together since some fruit send forth a gas called ethylene glycol when they hit maturity. This speeds up the ripening of the fruit and sometimes premature ripening of vegetables. Therefore, this can lead to the damage of the fruit and vegetables that are kept with it.
Get creative and experiment with your food
Most of us are watching cooking videos on YouTube as well as experimenting with new dishes, which may be also causing some amount of food wastage.
However, what we really need is to get creative and experiment with the leftover food. There are a lot of things that can be produced out of left-over food. For example, rice is an item that can be used in a variety of ways. If you had cooked plain white rice for lunch and had some extra, you can re-cook them again in the night by adding spices such as onions to it to create a different flavor.