Food Storage: 8 Incredible Food Hacks

Last updated on December 11th, 2020

You might be an amazing cook and know your way around the kitchen. But there are these tiny battles that you just cannot seem to find a way to win!

You cut potatoes and before you can ever turn your back, they turn brown. Bring home fresh bananas and within a day they’re all black and too ripe to be eaten. Try covering leftovers in cling-film and it keeps getting bunched-up before you can get it to cover the bowl.

Small every day irritants in the kitchen we face every day. If only there were easy solutions to these. Well, we are here to tell you that there are. Read on and discover them yourself!

1. Prevent Cut Potatoes From Turning Brown

Cover peeled or diced potatoes in icy water before cooking to keep them from getting discolored. Yes, it is as simple as that!

2. Prevent Tomatoes From Getting Rotten


To keep tomatoes from rotting keep them at room temperature (and not in the refrigerator). Also, keep their stems down to prevent them from ripening too quickly and too much.

3. Keep Bananas Fresh For Longer


Keep bananas fresher by wrapping the end of the bunch with plastic wrap. Better yet, separate the bananas first. The plastic wrap will keep the ethylene from escaping out of the stems and will keep the bananas from ripening too quickly.

4. Speed-Up Ripening


You can speed-up the ripening of fruits by keeping them in a brown paper bag. When you put the fruit into the bag, concentrated ethylene gas that the fruit releases, speeds-up the ripening process. You can also put the raw fruit into a jar full of rice to get the same result.

5. Prevent Apples From Turning Brown


You can keep cut apples from turning brown through oxidation by covering the pieces in some lemon juice. You can accomplish the same thing with a mixture of honey and water in 1:2 proportion.

6. Avoid Plastic Wrap From Getting Bunched-Up


Storing cling-film in the refrigerator and keeping them cool will make sure you never have to struggle trying to keep it from getting all bunched up.

7. Keep Veggies Covered

Shower caps can be used even outside the bathroom. You can use it to cover cut veggies or leftovers, to prevent dust or fruit flies from reaching the food.

8. To Check If An Egg Is Fresh


Gently put a raw egg in a glass of cool water to check whether it’s turned bad. If the egg sinks to the base, it’s ok to eat. But if it floats to the top, it isn’t fresh and shouldn’t be eaten.