If you think stuffing fruits
and vegetables in the refrigerator is enough to ensure that produce will stay
fresh and not spoil fast, think again.
While we want to stretch the
value of our pesos, our less-than-smart refrigerator practices almost assure
that fruits and vegetables end up in the garbage. In Filipino households,
uneaten foods gets thrown in the trash because of several reasons: buying
discounted but damaged produce, purchasing goods that are not really needed, not
having enough space in the fridge to store goods properly so they go bad after a
very short period, keeping too many produce of the same kind that they remain
unused beyond their shelf life, or the special needs of individual food groups
were not considered during storage.
But busy homeowners should take
heart because now, there's a fresh approach to storing fruits, vegetables and
meats! Use plastic film bags (Zipper bags) to keep food fresh, longer.
Even after the produce has been
harvested or picked, it continues to "breathe" and some vegetables
like cauliflower and broccoli respire at even higher rates.
We can't afford to be wasteful
now more than ever so choose kitchen products that are reliable, versatile and
cost-efficient. Organize your fridge
space smartly and use Zipper bags so there would be no more wasted food, time,
energy and money.