Purchasing grocery essentials is a necessary monthly routine we all follow. However, buying kitchen groceries is the first step to fulfilling our cravings. What is more important is to learn the proper ways to store them and utilise them to prepare our meals to meet our nutritional requirements.
UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN VARIOUS TERMS MENTIONED ON THE PACKAGE
Any product offered for sale comes with an expiry date. We know how important it is to check an item’s expiry date before buying it. However, we have also seen many products mentioning the term ‘best before’ on its package. Storing products and making their best requires us to understand the differences between the terms ‘expiry date’ and ‘best before’ date. The term ‘best before’ means it will taste the best before the date mentioned on the package, which we can consider as a recommendation. And the expiry date refers to the date beyond which we consider perishable goods unsafe to use.
STORE HERBS LIKE YOU WOULD STORE FLOWERS
If you have tried storing herbs in some ways to keep them fresh for longer, you would have realised that the best way to do it is to treat them like flowers. So, some of the main ways to keep it fresh would be to wrap it in a newspaper before keeping it in the fridge, place it in a glass filled with water and insert a plastic bag over the top, or tie the herbs together at the stem and hang them near a window in a dry spot to dry them.
USE TIGHTS TO STORE ONIONS
Are you thinking of some of the ways to reuse your old unused tights instead of disposing of them? why not use it for storing onions? Storing onions wrapped in tights and hanging them in a dark cupboard can make them usable for up to 6-8 months.
USE VINEGAR TO WASH BERRIES
Many of us are fond of blueberry, strawberry, blackberry, and raspberry. And we would do everything possible to keep them fresh for a longer duration. And one of the simplest ways to do this is to wash them with vinegar. This helps us kill the bacteria present in it and minimise the chances of it growing while in the fridge.
CONSIDER USING A PAPER
Next time you buy grocery essentials like cheese, make sure to wrap them on paper. When it comes to cheese, the most recommended one would be porous paper.
We can also store cheese wrapped in a towel sprinkled with vinegar. This will help us stop the bacteria from growing on its surface.
QUOODO’S WAY TO HELP YOU MAKE YOUR GROCERY ESSENTIALS LAST LONGER
Quoodo is one of the largest emerging online supermarkets in UAE, selling a wide variety of kitchen groceries like rice & rice products, canned & jarred foods, condiments, pulses & cereals, spices, flour, baking supplies, instant foods, and dairy products from some of the best brands worldwide. Having this kind of reputation, we want to ensure we do our bit to help you lead a healthy life. Therefore, we mention the storage instructions under some of our products to help you preserve them longer. Following the instructions mentioned above will also help you store kitchen groceries longer, prevent unnecessary wastage and thereby cut down your monthly expenses.