abundance of food inevitably leads to spoiled leftovers. Living in difficult
times should make us doubly aware on ways to maximize and prevent food from
spoiling. Here are a few tips:
the fruit bowl.
Fruits spoil much faster in warmer temperatures and when they are exposed to
heat. If you want fruit to stay fresh longer, keep it away from the sun and away
from indirect heat.
Veggies, fruits and other perishables stay fresh longer when kept in thick paper
bags. This is because paper bags keep the temperature stable and help ward off
insects and sunlight.
The process of spoilage slows down when perishables are kept in the
refrigerator. Also, veggies and fruits (with some exceptions) that are
refrigerated may become firmer and more resistant to bruising.
Some veggies, fruits and other food items shrink or dry out as time passes.
Revive them by placing them in water before using.
Tear out vacuum packing in perishables only when you need to use them. This will
extend their shelf life and keep them from spoiling immediately.