It is very necessary to preserve food items . With the increasing rate of potatoes and all , one should be very careful while preserving the fruits and vegetables that he or she has procured from the market . Proper storage will keep them fresh for a longer period of time . The proper methods need to be known in order to do this . If the fruits and vegetables are not preserved well there will be the possibility of them getting rotten .
Proper storage allows the fruits and vegetables to stay fresh and new
Onions will last longer when they are stored in a cold and dark place . It is advisable either to wrap them in a newspaper or to keep them in a paper bag which has punched holes in it . Potatoes and inions should never be kept together . The gases emitted by the potatoes enhances the speed at which the onion will get spoilt . This is why onions are usually stored in cold storage units where there is not much of light .
Berries are a very famous form of fruits . They are mainly used to make cakes and all types of cocktails . Berries need to washed in a solution which comprises of one part vinegar and three parts of water . This will kill the bacteria which may be present inside the berries ( raspberry , strawberry , blueberry) . If this process is maintained then the berries can be stored for long periods inside the fridge .
Broccolis can be kept fresh for almost a month . The broccoli needs to wrapped nicely in an aluminium foil . This will enable you to keep it inside the fridge easily for four weeks . It will be fresh as new .
One can keep bananas fresh by simply using a plastic sheet
Bananas are a common breakfast fruit for every Indian household . One can keep bananas fresh by simply using a plastic sheet . The sheet needs to wrapped around the crown area from the where the bananas attach each other . Bananas emit a gas named ethylene which allows them to ripen . Covering the crown slows down the ripening process as most of the gas is emitted from the stem itself .
If one keeps lemons inside the fridge directly they would not stay fresh for not long . Simply keeping them on the shelf also will not work . They need to be kept in a ziplock bag first and then should be stored in the fridge . To make them even more juicy they can be kept in hot water for a few minutes .
Ginger is also a very common ingredient which is used in quite frequently in Indian dishes . If a ginger is at first wrapped with a cloth or paper bag and then kept inside a fridge then it will surely stay fresh for long . Moisture and air are the worst enemies of ginger . If their entry is prevented then the ginger can be kept fresh . They can also be peeled and kept inside an airtight container in the fridge .