5 tips to prevent food from going off quickly

5 tips to prevent food from going off quickly

My Bananas ripen to fast...

Bananas emit ethylene gas to ripen themselves. This mostly comes from the stem, which is why by wrapping them in a plastic wrap can help slow down the ripening process. It should also be noted that ethylene gas causes other vegetables to ripen quicker, so it’s advised to keep these stored away from other fruit and vegetables. Avocados also produce ethylene gas, so keep these on a counter away from your bananas.

Wet Lettuce

I don’t know about you but I am really loving my summer salads, but it really sucks when the leaves start to go moist and soggy. One top tip to reduce moisture from getting into those leafy greens is to simply line your fridge shelf with a paper towel to absorb the moisture in its place.

Potatoes Sprouting         

Sunlight and moisture encourage sprouting, so make sure that you are keeping that sack of potatoes in a cool and dry place, away from sunlight such as a pantry of a basement. Some people also say that you can delay sprouting by throwing an apple into the bag. We’re not 100 percent of the science behind this one, however, but some swear by it.

Freshly Baked Cookies becoming stale

Your freshly baked cookies are best kept in an airtight container, with a piece of parchment between each layer, and a bit of bread thrown in. The moisture from the bread will help to keep those cookies softer for longer.


It may sound strange, but by wrapping aluminium foil around your celery and putting it in the fridge you can prolong the lifespan of celery a little longer.

Have any other top tips to keep your food healthy for longer? Let us know! We would love to hear from you.

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