How to keep food fresh longer


Store lemons in the refrigerator, not on the table or windowsill. These citrus fruits do not need to be “ripened”, as they are usually sold already quite ripe. If you want to save an already cut lemon, especially put it in the refrigerator.


There are two ways to keep bananas fresh: you can hang the bunch over the countertop or anywhere you like so it doesn’t come into contact with the surface, or you can freeze ripe bananas. By the way, frozen bananas are good in making smoothies, ice cream and as an addition to hot porridge.


Although it is no longer the season of berries, you can find some of them in stores. If you bought raspberries, blueberries, cranberries, feel free to freeze them! And do not worry, the nutritional properties and vitamins will not suffer from this.

Chopped vegetables

They cut carrots for soup, but there were a lot of them? If you need to save already cut vegetables, place them in a container of cold water and refrigerate. Carrots, radishes, celery, and other fruits will keep much longer and stay crisp.

Salad leaves

It’s a shame when you want to make a salad, but you see that the leaves of your favorite “romano” have faded and become limp. But there is a way out! Pour cold water over salad and let sit for a few minutes. Let dry and then refrigerate or eat immediately. Voila! Lettuce is crunchy again!


Mushrooms are usually sold in plastic containers or plastic bags. As soon as you bring them home, wrap them in a paper bag or kraft and refrigerate. This will help keep the mushrooms fresh longer.


If you don’t juice every day, then celery stalks are unlikely to scatter quickly in your home. To increase the shelf life of the product, take it out of the packaging and wrap it in foil.

Tomatoes and cucumbers

Both vegetables should be stored at room temperature as they lose their flavors in the refrigerator. If you bought tomatoes and cucumbers and are going to use them within 1-2 days, you can safely leave them on the table or windowsill. But if the vegetables will not be eaten immediately, it is better to put them in the refrigerator (in different places), and transfer them to heat an hour before eating.

Baking soda

No, baking soda is not perishable, but it can help keep food fresh, prevent fruit and vegetables from spoiling, and absorb bad odors. Store a small bowl or cup of baking soda in the refrigerator.

Glass instead of plastic

Love plastic containers? But in vain. Some of them can degrade the quality of products and change their taste. When it comes to storing food in the refrigerator, glass is safer.


If you’ve made too much soup, rice, or vegan patties and you’re afraid it’ll all go bad, put your meals in the freezer! Most cooked foods can be frozen and reheated on the stovetop or, in a pinch, in the microwave. This is especially handy when you need to prepare food for the week ahead.

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