How often do you shop for groceries in large quantities? There are several raw ingredients that not last longer so it will spoil soon. You are also accustomed to storing food ingredients in the refrigerator. Risks that commonly happen, raw ingredients rot because they are not cooked immediately and are stored too long in the refrigerator. Here are some tips to keep them safe for you.
Various packaged foods such as instant noodles, canned foods, and snacks should be stored in a closed shelf. But before storing them, make sure if the temperature is quite cool or ventilated.
Then, the condition of the shelf must be easy to clean. Arrange the placement of dry foods with the Fifo system (first in first out), it means that the first food enter must be removed first.
Not all fruits can be stored in the fridge. For example, bananas and avocados should be placed at room temperature. While fruits such as apples, grapes, watermelons, melons, and others, should be stored in the fridge. Pay attention to the temperature of the fridge when storing fruit.
Good temperatures range from 2.7-7 degrees Celsius. Remember that to not store different types of fruit in one container. For example, separate the berries and cherries in different plastics.
Vegetables can be stored without using a fridge. However, if you want to maintain freshness for each vegetable, store it in the fridge is recommended. Before storing vegetables in the fridge, make sure to keep the condition clean and put in holes in the plastic.
Meat And Seafood
Store chicken, beef, and seafood such as fish, squid, shrimp, or shellfish also should not be careless. For chicken and beef should not be washed first when you want to be stored in the fridge.
Then for fish, it is recommended to clean it first and keep it in a closed container. After that, put the fish in the freezer to make it more durable. The same method applies for shrimp, squid or clams.
Cheese, Milk, And Eggs
For these ingredients, it should be stored directly in the refrigerator if you do not want to use it immediately. As for cheese can be stored in the fridge, but not in the freezer.
Then for eggs should be stored directly in the fridge after buying it. This is because the part always changes the temperature because it is often opened and closed. So it is recommended to store eggs on the inside.
Those are several tips to keep your groceries longer. Don’t be lazy to manage your groceries because if they last longer, you will save costs. Always buy raw ingredients as you need, it is better to make shopping lists before going to market.