If you find that you are making numerous trips to the grocery store to replenish your supply of perishables items, there are a few ways to make sure your groceries last a little longer.
Do a Thorough Inspection
Examine your produce before storing to see whether or not items are bruised, overripe or about to spoil. By tossing these items, the ethylene gas they release won’t spoil other produce items.
Tips for Certain Items
- An easy and fast way to preserve bananas is to shrink-wrap the crown which will reduce the release of ethylene gas.
- For tomatoes that don’t have stems, place them upside down on the counter so air won’t get into the opening on top.
- Be aware that sunlight speeds up the ripening process that can cause fruits like melons and pears to ripen faster.
- You can store onions in pantyhose to extend their shelf life. Put an onion in each foot and a tie a knot in between, continuing the pattern until the legs are filled.
- Mushrooms thrive best when placed in paper bags.
- Not that it’s produce, but consider freezing bread to reduce mold or store half in the freezer and half in the fridge so you always have some ready on hand.
Save yourself the trip to the grocery store by maximizing the life of your produce. Use these tips and visit http://www.moneytalksnews.com/21-tricks-make-your-groceries-last-longer/.