If you like to make sure you get your money’s worth when it comes to food, you’ll love these tips and tricks we’ve put together. There are some brilliant tips to help prolong the life of fresh fruits and vegetables that have a tendency to go moldy before you’ve even had a chance to eat them! There’s also some great tips to make sure you’ve got out every last scrap from your jars of Nutella or mayonnaise! All of these helpful hints are so easy and simple you’ll wonder how you’ve never heard of them before.
Store your avocados with onions as the sulfur from the onion will keep your avocado from going brown.
Add plastic wrap to the top of your bananas to help keep them fresher for longer.
Store your nut butters upside down to ensure all the oils are distributed evenly thoroughly the jar. This way they will be no hard bottom layer.
Prevent instant mold on berries by soaking them in vinegar and water first.
Keep things like garlic and onions in ventilated bags to keep them fresher for longer.
Make herb and butter/or oil cubes to help with prolong herb life.
Don’t throw away the end packaging when cutting into cheese. Reuse it as an end cover helping to keep it fresh.
Use a glass to peel mango to avoid sticky fingers.
When you have finished with the Nutella jar, pour some warm milk in and give it a shake. Instant hot chocolate. Yum!
Storing potatoes with apples with stop the potatoes from sprouting due to the apple giving off ethylene gas.
Use water to keep fridge at a consistent temperature.
Add a little oil, vinegar, herbs and spices to your finished mayo jar then give it a shake. Combining those ingredients with the left over mayo will make the perfect salad dressing.
Did you know that you can regrow vegetables from stumps? Celery works great!
Use food huggers to keep fruit and vegetable halves fresh.
To speed up the ripening of your pineapple simply remove the leaves and store it upside down. The natural sugars will disperse evenly through the fruit.
Wrap foil around vegetables such as celery or broccoli to keep the freshness for up to a month longer.
By reheating pizza in a skillet the oils from the crust will give the pizza its original crispiness.
Chips gone stale? Zap them in the microwave or oven and they will become nice and crispy again.
Ground coffee contain nutrients needed by acid-loving plants like roses, hydrangeas, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and tomatoes.
Store lettuce with paper towels to soak up any moisture. This allows the lettuce to stay fresh.
Warm a citrus fruit up before squeezing the juice out as warm fruit makes it easier to release all the juice.