We never knew we’ve put our foods in an incorrect way in organizing our fridge. Here are some tips that can make foods stay fresher for a longer period of time if we put and place it in the correct section of the fridge that can prolonged freshness. There are types and kinds of fruits and vegetables that if they placed and mixed with others it can emit gases and inducing rottenness of the others.
- Putting bread in the fridge is no good, it will dry it out. The best thing to do specially in hotter days is putting it in the freezer because it can stay frozen for up to three months. If you want to use it thaw it on the day before so it will used the next day.
- For onions , squash and potatoes a dark cupboards is the good place for storage or something that cannot be seen by light.
- Fruits namely peaches, plums and pears can be place in a separate crisper drawers because it emits gas that increases a chance of other vegetables to rot.
- 0-4 degrees Celsius, it’s the ideal fridge temperature because the bacteria within this range the bacteria will be prevented from growing.
- Top shelves – it is place where the temperature is most consistent, best place for food that doesn’t require cooking such as pre-cooked meat, leftover foods, ready to eat foods and herbs.
- Inside The Door – this is the warmest part of the fridge, it is less ideal for eggs and dairy products, orange juices and any other juices or with natural preservatives are fine in this area.
- Lower Shelves – it is the coldest area of the fridge so foods like raw meat, dairy products, sea foods and eggs are best to keep in this section. Dairy products like cheese, and milk should be tightly sealed preventing the spread of bacteria.
- Organized fridge and avoid overcrowding stuff inside. Fact: Overcrowding restricts airflow thus creating warmth in areas of the fridge.
- It is a BIG NO putting opened cans back in the fridge. Fact: Foods reacts with metal and worst case scenario can lead to food poisoning.
- Give the fridge a monthly clean up to prevent bacteria growth and odors.