Keep it fresh
One-third of the food we produce is wasted. A large portion of this waste results from our homes. Causes vary; it could be because of a past due date, or simply because food has been standing in the fridge too long. This is especially problematic for fresh produce like veggies and herbs that have a short shelf life if not taken care of properly. With simple hacks, you can extend the life of your food and keep it fresh longer.
- Put fresh herbs, like mint, parsley, basil, etc in a glass jar with a little water. This will keep them fresh longer. Reuse your old glass jars for this.
- If you choose to put your greens in a reused plastic bag, sprinkling some water on them while in the bag before putting them in the fridge will keep them fresh longer.
- Keep your food visible in the fridge. Often we forget we have certain foods as it’s easy we forget them in a corner of some shelf. So firstly, try to avoid buying too much fresh produce at one go to simply avoid having too much to deal with. Secondly, make a habit of putting food in the front so that it’s always visible to you when opening the fridge.
- Another way to preserve herbs, for instance, is to dry them. This makes them last longer and can be used throughout the year.