18 May 2016 how to store food in the kitchen
How many times have you opened the fridge and realized that many of the items had been damaged? Or you’ve looked into a cupboard and found that jar of jelly you had no record of at all.
This is due to either economic reasons, preservation (keep the food quality), convenience (you clearly don’t want to go down to the supermarket every day) or you want to simply avoid Food Waste, that is important to be aware of some details you can use to store food in the kitchen and fridge.
1. Keep the kitchen organized. Most of the time, if you can’t see the food at first sight, you forget that you have it.
2. Meat and fish should be preserved in their original packaging, it is highly recommended to store it on the lower shelves of the fridge due to the colder temperature.
3. Dairy products should be kept in the upper shelves or doors because they need warmer temperatures.
4. For the fruits and vegetables, you should store them on the lower drawers of the fridge.
5. There are some fruits, such as apples, bananas, mangoes, oranges or kiwis, that although it would be recommended to store them on the cabinet, you can also save them on the fridge for a longer period.
6. Instead, tomatoes, potatoes, bread, avocado, onions, tropical fruits (pineapple, banana) and chocolate, shouldn’t be stored in the fridge.
7. Snaks, oils, condiments and similar require room temperature and should always be kept wrapped for their longer preservation.
8. This might be a surprise, but potatoes and onions in no way are allowed to store together! And mushrooms are better conserved while wrapped in paper bag.
9. If you have troubles managing the storage, it is your lucky day! We’ve found this free app – Fridge Pal – that will help you keep track of what you buy, what you store and their expiration date. This way in a quick flick through your phone, you get an idea of how your fridge looks like.