Sunday, June 12, 2016

Tips to store Fruits and Vegetables

Storage of fresh fruits and vegetables is one of the most important task in any kitchen as these are the raw materials for any of our dishes or recipes. If fruits and vegetables are not stored carefully they gradually lose their sheen and taste, thus not giving the desired flavours or aroma to dish. So here I am compiling a list of few tips collected from friends, family and some from my own experience on this topic. I would keep updating this as I get some more: 

Tip1 : Potatoes should not be placed in refrigerator as starch converts to sugar at cold temperatures. Always store them in a dry place away from direct light.

Tip2: Onions and garlic should be stored at room temperature in a ventilated place.

Tip3: Remove stems of green chillies and store them in a plastic box in refrigerator to increase their shelf life.

Tip4: For storing fresh coriander for a longer time; Clean coriander, wrap it in a kitchen tissue and place it in a ziplock bag in refrigerator. Wash and chop them when you are about to use it.

Tip5: Bury extra ginger under soil in a flower pot. Keep watering the soil to keep it fresh for a long time. Dig out when required.

Tip6: For storing asparagus, place asparagus in a jar of water and wrap with a damp kitchen napkin. Place in refrigerator.

Tip7: For naturally ripening of the unripened tomatoes, place them in a open basket at room temperature. They will start turning red within a day or two. 

Tip8: If you want to slow down the ripening procedure of bananas, wrap the end of bunch of bananas (where they are attached to the tree) with a cling film.

Tip9: Always store apples in refrigerator. This way they will remain fresh and not rot early.

Tip10: Store unripe mangoes, peaches and pears in brown paper bag at room temperature. Place in refrigerator when ripe.

Tip11: Store lemons in a plastic jar in refrigerator. Brush coconut oil on the outside of lemons if you have bought much more than required and then place in a plastic jar. Remember to wash thoroughly before using.

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