Tips For Making Groceries Last A Lot Longer


There are few things that frustrate me more than food going bad. Groceries are pretty expensive, so food that rots in the fridge is money down the drain. Plus, it’s just plain wasteful. Luckily, there are a few insider tips that will help your groceries last much longer. Thanks to Clean My Space for sharing this awesome information!

1. Berries

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Have you ever noticed how quickly berries seem to go bad after you buy them? When shopping, it is important to look for berries packaged in containers with small holes on top and a square of paper on the bottom. Both of these features help absorb ethylene gas, which causes the berries to ripen and rot very quickly.

2. Celery

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This is one of the best secrets of fresh food. To keep celery crisp and fresh, wrap it in foil before putting it in the refrigerator crisper.

3. Tomato Paste & Sauce

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I very rarely find myself using the entire can of tomato paste or jar of tomato sauce when preparing a recipe. Leftover product tends to sit in the fridge until it goes bad and then becomes unusable. The solution? Pour leftover paste and tomato sauce into an ice cube tray, then freeze the tray. When you need the paste or sauce for a recipe, simply reheat a frozen cube or two.

Are these tips genius, or are these tips genius?