In order to reduce the number of trips and fight against new coronary pneumonia, everyone chooses to buy a lot of food at home and store it at home. However, with so much food to buy at home and limited free space in the refrigerator, how can it be stored to avoid damage?
Today we will talk about how to properly store food and avoid waste.
First, fresh food
Vegetables should not be stocked too much, because vegetables are prone to lose nutrients such as vitamins, produce nitrite, and decay. In general, leafy vegetables, especially green leafy vegetables, are stored for 3 days at a time, and other easily preserved vegetables can be stored for 4-5 days.
When storing vegetables, pay attention to the storage temperature. Generally speaking, the suitable storage temperature of vegetables is 0 ° C-10 ° C. Considering the temperature of the refrigerator freezer in the home, it is sufficient to put the refrigerator in the refrigerator.
However, note that:
1) Green leafy vegetables must be packed in the refrigerator, not close to the inner wall of the refrigerator, to avoid frostbite, it is best not to store more than three days.
2) Beans, eggplants, tomatoes, green peppers, etc. can be stored at low temperature for 4-5 days, and it is best to store them in packaging bags.
3) Potatoes, carrots, onions, white radishes, Chinese cabbage and the like can be longer. Of course, it is best to put them in the refrigerator. However, these foods take up a lot of space. If the refrigerator in the home is not large enough, it can also be stored in a cool and ventilated place at home.
Fruit only needs to be prepared for 3-5 days.
Try to choose those that are easy to preserve, such as pears, apples, citrus, etc., you can put them in fresh-keeping bags and refrigerate them, preferably not more than a week.
Fruits that are more difficult to preserve, such as strawberries and grapes, should be bought less and eaten as soon as possible; if you buy more fruits that can’t be eaten, put them in a hard fresh-keeping box and store them in the refrigerator.
Of course, most fruits need to be placed in the freezer compartment of the refrigerator. If the refrigerator cannot be placed, store it at room temperature. Fortunately, it is winter in this time, and the outdoor temperature is similar to refrigeration. It is also possible to put the foam box on the balcony (non-closed balcony).
When storing fish and raw meat, it is best to cut them in advance, and then use fresh-keeping bags, fresh-keeping boxes, etc. to divide into quantities that can be eaten at one time, put them into the freezer, and take one out each time to thaw.
Seafood and livestock and poultry meat are best kept away from each other.
- Rice and other staple foods
Raw staple foods such as rice, flour, and beans are relatively easy to store. They are more afraid of moisture and insects. As long as you pay attention to preservation, it is not a problem to save for one and a half years.
Therefore, when storing, try to use fresh-keeping bags and boxes that are relatively tightly sealed, and store them in a well-ventilated, cool and dry place. It can also be stored in the original bag, but be sure to seal the bag and eat it as soon as possible.
Dairy products are rich in high-quality protein and calcium, and everyone generally stocks up. At this time, considering the convenience of storage and continuous supply, it is recommended that everyone try to buy room temperature milk with a long shelf life as much as possible. It can be stored directly at room temperature without preempting the refrigerator.
Fresh milk (pasteurized milk) or yogurt, which need to be kept refrigerated and have a short shelf life, so buy as little as possible. After all, the nutrition of normal temperature milk is not much different from yogurt and fresh milk. If you want to drink yoghurt or fresh milk, you can buy less, buy 2-3 days each time, and don’t exceed 1 week.