Food storage

Some Taboos Of Food Storage

When it comes to freshness, many people think of the fridge, so it doesn’t matter what vegetables are thrown into the fridge, the result is that some vegetables are stored well and some are still corrupt. But there are still some taboos and tips of food storage that need to be addressed. 

1. Do not put raw and home-cooked food together

Raw food and home-cooked food have different storage times and temperature requirements, and in raw food there are generally various parasites and bacteria, drinking cooked food together will contaminate the cooked food. Do not put food directly on the surface of the evaporator, but in a container so that it does not freeze on the evaporator and is not easy to take out.

2. Food should not be too full

Refrigerator storage food should not be too crowded, it is best to leave a certain gap, so as to allow the air in the refrigerator to normal convection, in order to reduce the load of the unit. And too much food crowded together, but also very easy to lead to food between the bacteria cross-infection, resulting in a variety of human discomfort and various diseases.

3. Meat food should be treated

When buying some fish, pork, beef and other foods, it is best to carry out some relative treatment before putting them in the freezer. Fresh fish, meat and other food are best to use plastic bags first and then put into the freezer storage. Vegetables and fruits should be dried out and put in the bottom of the fridge at zero temperature.

4. Refuse bottled drinks 

It is best not to put food that is packaged, such as drinks and milk, in the freezer to avoid freezing and cracking the bottles. The best place to store them is in the freezer or on the doorstep, and the temperature should be kept at around 4°C. 

5. Starchy foods

Staple foods such as buns, bread and rolls can become dry and hard when placed in the fridge. In fact, these foods are fine at room temperature if stored for a short period of time, but if stored for a long time, it is recommended to wrap them in a sealed bag and place them in the freezer.

6. Tropical fruits

A careful eye will find that once bananas, mangoes, papayas and other tropical fruits are put in the fridge, they are more likely to turn black and rot. In fact, the optimum temperature for these fruits is around 12°C. As long as they are kept in a cool, ventilated and dry place, they do not need to be kept in the fridge.

During the epidemic control period, it is important to be safe and healthy, and healthy living starts with storing food.