We have all the lack of time in the World and we tend to buy products in bulk. But, waste and spoilage can be caused by stocking up on the wrong things, so most of the food we pile up for use ends in the trash instead in our dish. However, this situation affects our budget.
Today we are going to present you extraordinary tips to extend the shelf life of certain products.
Looking for early signs of spoilage is the first thing to do, such as little mold on the onions or green sprouts on top of the garlic. It means that these products have already started going bad.
It’s actually the ideal time for planting when onions or garlic start sprouting. Read on how to preserve them properly so that they last longer if you do not want to indulge in growing your own vegetables.
You only need:
-A hole punch
-Paper clips (you will actually keep the bags with these clips)
-Brown paper bags
-Firm and blemish free onions and garlic
Throughout the upper half of the bags or punch the bags randomly. Fold the bag several times, either lengthwise or across and afterwards punch in a row where you will leave 1 inch of space between the holes. However, several rows of holes are needed. The holes serve only for airing so do not worry if you do not get equal distances between them.
The next thing you should do is to fill half the bag with onions or garlic. Fold the bag and then clip and label it. The bag will keep the produce fresh air because the holes will let air flow around the veggies. Make sure you do not overcrowd them and store the veggies as normal.
Humidity of the storage place, the temperature and the light conditions are factors that also affect the effectiveness of this great method.
1. Store these veggies in dry and dark place and do not refrigerate them. Pantry or basement is ideal place for them .the veggies will become softer if you store them in the fridge. They will also give off their smell where the other products in the fridge will absorb the smell.
2. Plastic bag or open paper is the right choice for you. Do not use closed plastic bags. Decaying and sprouting will be speeded up if there is enough air, if you store the products in air-tight bags.
3. Potatoes are actually release gasses that accelerate decaying so do not keep these veggies to your garlic and onions. You also do not have to keep these 2 veggies in the same drawer.