How To Make Fresh Food Last Longer

Posted on Dec 26 2014 - 7:56am by Alexandra Ashton


Fresh food needs to become an important part of healthy diet. Isn’t it funny that the food we need to consume more often is usually one of the most expensive products in your shopping cart? This is why people buy larger quantities of fresh food when they find great deal. They plan to save money and eat healthy at the same time. But, when buying fresh food, you are always risking that food going bad. Fresh produce don’t have a long lifespan, which is why you will need to use it as soon as possible.

How many times have you bought some produce only to find out few days later that it has already spoiled? One of the greatest mistakes you can make while preserving food is to store potatoes and onions together. Did you know that raw potatoes and onions chemically react with one another when combined? This will cause both of products to spoil more quickly. Learn your lesson and separate them. Did you know that even though refrigeration may delay rotting of tomatoes, it is not a great idea. It will rob them of their flavour and even change their texture.

Fortunately, there are few simple tips and tricks that can help you make fresh food last longer. Did you know that you can use vinegar to preserve berries? This can extend their lifespan for days or even weeks. Do you know how much food is wasted in households around the world each day? The average cost of wasted food per household is £470 a year, which rises to £700 for families with children. This is not a small amount, right? Even though you don’t want this to happen, most days you won’t use all the food you buy before it gets rotten. Find out more great advices in this interesting infographic.


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Alexandra Ashton, Communications at Neomam Studios , the UK based Infographic Agency. Alexandra is a content and design enthusiast with a keen eye for detail.