9 Innovative and Interesting Ways to Make Food Last Longer ...

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One of the biggest wastes of money for many of us is the amount of food we throw away, so if there are ways to make food last longer we should be doing them.

Unless you shop for fresh groceries every day, there’s just no telling how long things will stay fresh, despite the carefully chosen words on the packaging.

There are some times you just don’t get around to using produce before it’s on the turn.

Why not try some of these ways to make food last longer?

1. Bananas

Bananas

I love bananas but they are one of my biggest bug bears.

Not only do they give off ethylene gas that hastens the deterioration of other fruit and veg they are stored next to, but they just don’t last long enough.2

What is a nice firm banana at the weekend is a floury, cotton wool texture by Thursday.

While plastic wrap isn’t one of the ways to make food last longer that works for everything, using it to cover the crown of bananas – i.e.

the bit where they meet – can prolong their life by 2-5 days.

2. Ginger

Ginger

Ginger is an excellent source of various nutrients and its cleansing properties have been harnessed in Chinese medicine for centuries.

If you’re someone who likes to have ginger root on hand, cut it into reasonable sized pieces and store it in the freezer.

It will not only last longer, but it will be so much easier to grate when frozen.

3. Glass Instead of Plastic

Glass Instead of Plastic

Tupperware was once hailed as the kitchen goddess’s savior.

No longer.

We now know that plastics aren’t the miracle product they once we lauded as.2

They contain harmful chemicals and they stain.

Food will last longer if you store it in jars.

Mason jars and Kilner jars are best.

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