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Make These 6 Common Foods Last Longer

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There is no question that the freezer is the best place to store your food, but it is so much more than that. The “cool” thing about the freezer is that even though the temperature is low, the oxygen inside the freezer is also low.

This means that the food inside the freezer will stay fresh longer or prevent rot. But this is not always the ideal thing when you’re just trying to preserve food just a bit longer for regular use instead of storing it for a whole year.

It’s no secret that most of us waste food. It’s an issue that’s pretty easy to solve, since our food waste is caused by a variety of factors that are all solvable. Unfortunately, many of these factors are also ones that get ignored by the majority of people. So let’s try our best to preserve food just a little longer so that we don’t have to waste it so much.

How many times have you had food expire and go to waste because you didn’t eat it soon enough? Well, it happens to everyone. We’ll be covering how to make the following foods last longer: Avocados, cookies, strawberries, milk, bread, and bananas.

Avocados

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In four to five days, a firm, green avocado will ripen. When the avocado is ripe, eat it within a day or two, or store it whole and uncut in the refrigerator for up to three days. Because cold delays ripening, don’t store unripe avocados in the refrigerator. They won’t ripen properly, if they ripen at all.

Browning can be slowed by applying fresh lemon juice on any exposed flesh. Wrap the avocado pieces in plastic wrap or beeswax and store in the fridge for two to three days after applying the lemon juice.

Cookies

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Cookies get easily hardened when exposed to the air by the time you realize you’ll be chewing on what feels like a piece of rock. As long as you put them inside a container and add a piece of bread inside, the cookies will remain fresh for much longer.

Strawberries

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Grab some freshly picked strawberries and prevent them from rotting too soon. Just place them in water with the right amount of apple vinegar. Soak the strawberries for a while, drain the water, and then put them in the refrigerator. This will make them so they can be preserved for several days and will not rot so soon.

Milk

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Milk can sometimes spoil quickly, even when you put it in the refrigerator, so hear this tip: Just add a little salt in it, shake it evenly, and put it in the refrigerator. It can be preserved for a long time.

Bread

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If you’re constantly finding out that your bread is getting moldy before you get to finish it, then check this out. If you put a celery root in the unfinished bag, you can prevent the bread from getting moldy and make it fresher for a longer period of time.

Bananas

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Bananas quickly turn brown and dark, then not much time goes by from here on before they are rotten after a few days. So just wrap the roots in plastic wrap and keep them for even a month…At least that’s what some people claim, I haven’t verified this myself. Just in case, by “roots” here I’m referring to the area of the banana bunch or hand where they all meet.

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