The amount of food that’s wasted every day in the United States could fill a football stadium from top to bottom. All of that adds up for the environment, and also our pocketbooks. In fact, Americans lose an average of $2,200 per household each year to food waste.
But how do you prevent food waste? You can start by shopping smarter and by doing what you can to preserve the food you do have for as long as possible. Here are a few simple food storage tips that will easily reduce your food waste, helping both the environment and your bank account:
1. Get The Ozonator. Using The Ozonator is by far the easiest and most effective way to keep your food fresher longer. Simply pop your Ozonator in the fridge, and that’s it. The Ozonator’s scientifically proven ozone technology neutralizes harmful mold and bacteria — it cleans where chemicals can’t.
2. Get Wet. Keep your greens fresher longer by trimming their ends, placing them in a glass jar full of water and wrapping a bag loosely around their leafy parts. Asparagus will also keep longer if its ends are kept in water.
When your veggies start looking wilted, dunk them in ice water and they’ll crisp back up again like magic. Some people say adding a slice of raw potato to the ice water helps too.
Of course, too much of a good thing can be bad. Excess moisture can actually make your vegetables go bad faster. Line your crisper with paper towels to keep the humidity just right and extend the life of your vegetables. Mushrooms are actually averse to moisture, so store them in paper rather than plastic bags to prevent them from getting slimy.
3. Butter Your Cheese. Spread butter on the cut end of your cheese to prevent it from drying up and hardening. This is especially effective with hard, wax-sealed cheeses, but it’ll work with anything from cheddar to chèvre.
4. Stay Icy. Seafood is notoriously perishable, but store it on ice and your tuna will stay good as new for days. Make sure you drain off the water and add more ice every so often so that the temperature stays just above freezing.
5. Give Your Fruit a Bath. Washing berries with a little bit of diluted vinegar before refrigerating will help them keep better. Spritzing fruits and sliced avocados with lemon or lime juice will also do the trick
With The Ozonator’s satisfaction-guaranteed technology and these handy storage tips, your family is sure to save a ton of food and money this year. Going green and keeping more green in your bank account – you can’t beat that. Right now, you can save $5 on your purchase by using the coupon code SAVE5NOW.
We know we didn’t cover everything. Do you know of a tip that we missed? In the comment section below, tell us how you keep your food fresh.