The best way to avoid food spoilage is to store it properly. Where do you put tomatoes but in walnuts or apples when you get home from the store? We tell you how good it is!
We may be tempted to store all food in the refrigerator as soon as we come from the market. Well, not all fruits and vegetables store well this way. By the way, tomatoes have nothing to do with it. They contain an enzyme that is activated at low temperatures and spoils the appearance of the tomato, according to the Red Book. It is better to buy ripe tomatoes from the market and leave them in a basket on the kitchen table.
Since apples contain ethylene (a gas that accelerates the ripening process), it is not recommended to put them in a basket with other fruits, as they can damage them. It is advisable to leave them on the counter for 1-3 days separately from other foods or store them in the refrigerator in a fruit box.
Onions are sensitive to moisture and light, which means that the refrigerator is not the best place to store them, as they spoil faster. It is better to put it in a closet or pantry.
If nuts are not stored properly, their oil will go rancid and they can go bad. Most nuts keep about two weeks in the cupboard, but you can enjoy them for longer if you place them in an airtight container and then place them in the refrigerator or freezer.
Where do you store potatoes? They cannot be stored at temperatures below 10 degrees Celsius, because the cold temperature turns the starch in their composition into sugar, that is, it changes their taste and color. It is better to put them in a box, in a cool room or pantry. If you choose to store them in a bag, be sure to poke a few holes in the bag to allow air to circulate.
Whole grain flour
Unlike white flour, whole wheat flour spoils faster. Therefore, store it in an airtight container in the freezer and you can enjoy it for several months. If you don't have room in the freezer, you can also store it in the refrigerator.