There’s nothing worse than having to waste produce because it spoiled before you had a chance to use it. Luckily, there are plenty of TikTok hacks to help you extend the shelf life of your produce. Here are 5 useful tips to get the most life out of your fresh produce.
Use a jar to keep lettuce fresh for longer
Stuff lettuce leaves in a glass jar, and submerge them in water. Then close up the jar, stick it in the fridge, and replace the water every couple of days. This will keep the lettuce fresh for up to one month, according to the filmer. When you’re ready to eat it, just take it out of the fridge and drain. This same hack also works for kale!
Soak raspberries in water with a dash of vinegar
If you’re tired of your raspberries getting moldy, try soaking them in water with a dash of vinegar. After about 10 minutes, place them back in their original container with a paper towel lined at the bottom. According to the filmer, the acidity of the vinegar will help kill surface bacteria, keeping your berries fresher for longer. This method works for other berries as well, like strawberries and blueberries.
Store mushrooms in a paper bag
To avoid slimy ‘shrooms, store them in the fridge inside a big paper bag instead of in their original packaging. Mushrooms contain a lot of water, so they need some room to breathe in order to stay dry. This method should keep your mushrooms fresh for about a week, according to the filmer.
Use a plastic bag to store fresh herbs
If you grow your own leafy herbs, you probably want an easy way to keep them fresh! Just put them in a glass half-filled with water, like you would do with flowers. Then, cover the glass and herbs with a plastic bag and tighten it with a rubber band. You can also use reusable wrap instead of a plastic bag. Herbs stored this way will stay fresh in the fridge for up to 3 weeks, according to the filmer.
Store onions and garlic in a DIY storage bag
If you’re down to get a little crafty, you’ll love this storage hack for onions and garlic that works a lot better than a basket or a net bag. All you need is a paper bag, a hole-puncher and some paperclips. Fold the bag in half and punch holes 1-inch apart on each side. Then unfold the bag and fill it halfway with onions and garlic. Fold it a few times from the top, and seal it up with a paperclip. This should help your onions and garlic last for 3 months, according to the filmer.
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