Food storage: how to store fish, meat, eggs, fruits, vegetables, bread, and more
To begin with, set the temperature in your fridge from 0 to 5 degrees.
Sometimes the temperature inside the chamber may spontaneously decrease or increase.
To know the exact numbers, buy a special thermometer. He will tell you to increase or decrease the cold.
Packing with meat and fish is best placed on a tray or plate, as the resulting juices can spoil the food that lies nearby.
Keep leftover food in transparent containers.
Write the date on the containers.
So you will see what is available and what needs to be used faster.
Do not keep different types of food in one compartment, for example, do not place meat near vegetables. Vegetables and fruits should be placed in specially designed for them sections of the refrigerator.
If there is not enough space in the bottom drawer, buy storage containers and put them on other shelves.
Do not store milk and other perishable products in the refrigerator door,no matter how familiar it is.
The temperature in the door is always higher than on the shelves.
The butter in the package, as well as the seasonings and sauces: mustard, soy sauce or horseradish, will be perfectly acclimatized here.
Buy an odor absorber — this is a special device that not only removes unpleasant odors, but also absorbs ethylene gas released during the storage of vegetables and fruits.
Do not overload the refrigerator. If the air does not circulate freely, islands of heat and cold are formed.
Because of the difference in temperature, the food spoils.
To keep the fish longer, rinse it and dry it thoroughly with paper towels.
Bacteria live on the surface, and if they are washed away, the deterioration process will slow down.
Wrap the fish in plastic wrap or wax paper to limit contact with oxygen.
Due to the fact that nuts are a lot of fat, they easily absorb odors and quickly become rancid.
Therefore, it is better to keep them in the refrigerator or in the freezer.
Dense airtight containers or glass jars with a lid fit for this purpose as well as possible.
After roasting, the coffee beans are well stored in the refrigerator for several months. Their shelf life at room temperature just a couple of weeks.
It is better to put ground coffee in the refrigerator immediately, tightly closing the glass jar lid.
Thus, the smell, taste and aroma will last longer than usual.
In summer, when berries are sold in abundance, it is difficult to resist and not to buy a few kilograms of strawberries, raspberries or cherries. But how to keep them longer? Mold spores develop on a wet surface, so the berries washed with running water easily mold.
But you should lower them for 30 seconds into hot (52 ° C) water, and then dry them — and the freshness will remain much longer even without a refrigerator.
Hot water stops the growth of mold.
Bread in the fridge stale faster than at room temperature.
If you keep the loaf for 1-2 days, keep it in a paper bag or bread box. If you want to keep the bread longer, wrap it in foil and freeze it.
You can keep bread in the fridge only if you are going to roast it in a toaster or reheat it.
Greens should be put in the refrigerator in an open plastic bag or wrapped in a cloth. In a closed container of grass emit ethylene and deteriorate.
Basil in the fridge freezes — it is better to put it in a jar of water on the kitchen table, after cutting the stems. Greens can also be stored in the refrigerator in vegetable oil.
In this form of grass for a long time retain their beauty.
It is possible to freeze greens, but the appearance suffers.
It will only get better if you age it a bit.
Wrap the meat in cheesecloth and put it on the coldest shelf on the tray with the grill.
Beef can be stored for three to four days, pork and lamb for two days.
During this time, the meat will become softer and tastier.
Gauze needs to be changed every day.
Buy eggs that are stored in the store in the refrigerator. At room temperature, they deteriorate much faster.
At home, keep eggs in the fridge, but not on the shelf in the door.
Constant stirring when opening and closing the refrigerator dilutes the protein.
Store them in special containers. Line the container with a paper towel. Carefully sort through stocks and throw away all the spoiled.
One damaged apple will ruin the rest. This also applies to fruits and vegetables.
Melons, pumpkins, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, eggplants and legumes keep their appearance and useful properties at room temperature longer.
All fruits and vegetables can be divided into two types: those that emit ethylene gas and ripen from it, and those that do not emit ethylene gas, but badly deteriorate from it.