You live in a cottage at a far flung forest. There is no energy source, no electricity, no refrigerators and all energy consuming utensils. You bought that $$$ foods and fruits for an entire week and feel awful watching the fruits getting rotten too early.
It can happen in a forest, in a village, during camping and even when your refrigerator is mocking you. What to do about it? How to keep fruits and vegetables fresh when your refrigerator is not working?
Let’s see how you can do it:
To keep unripe fruits fresh, store them in oil. It will retain its freshness for a very long time. For ripen fruits store them in honey. Both methods reduce oxidation of food and prevent them from getting rotten.
Fresh vegetables are always have enhanced taste. To keep vegetables fresh add 3 table spoons of vinegar in water and wash vegetables with it. Vinegar will not only keep vegetables fresh but also act as an antiseptic, killing the harmful bacteria.
The vinegar trick will not work for garlic. To keep garlic fresh for longer period store garlic under soil of pot plants or in your garden (mark the area). When ever needed, dig the soil and cut the required amount you need. Do not forget to replace. It will be wiser if you shower water regularly on the ‘marked garlic area.’
To keep wheat safe and fresh
Well you can’t keep wheat under soil neither you can wash it in vinegar! To keep wheat away from insects store it in a tin container or a cotton cloth bag. Add dry fenugreek leaves in container before sealing it. It will not only keep insects away but will also enhance wheat taste.
Author bio: junaid khawaja, the author of this post is currently a “doctor in making”. He works on his health blog at weekends. Recently he wrote about some common weight loss mistakes