Throwing food out means spending more money on food. What if there was a way to extend the shelf life of your food, in turn saving you money? Here are just a few of the foods that you probably haven’t been storing correctly:
On average, the regular family discards almost 122 pounds of food per month. In addition to this, the average family also spends $590 per year on food that eventually spoils. What most people don’t know is that most perishable foods are safe to eat well past the sell-by dates on the labels.
Here are 16 foods you’ve probably been storing wrong your entire life:
1. Storing yours eggs in their original carton on a shelf in the fridge keeps them fresh at least 3-4 weeks past the sell-by date. TIP: don’t store your eggs on the door – this makes them more susceptible to temperature changes.
2. Store milk in the very back of the fridge where it’s the coolest.
3. Always put your leftovers in the fridge within 2 hours after cooking it. Use a wide and shallow container and don’t keep the leftovers for more than five days.
4. Store apples in plastic bags in the fridge. If you’re storing apple slices, squeeze some lemon juice on them to prevent them from turning brown.