Food and cooking is a passion of mine. Throughout years of education, experience, and observation it became apparent to me how bad our food waste is as a planet and how I personally waste in my own home. In a study that looks at household food waste in the United States, it was found that practices in the home are the cause of about 43% of food waste.
The way we store our food is influenced by SO many things. Sometimes we store our food based off of label instructions, and sometimes we base it off of the way we've grown up. This can be a question of quality, safety, or both. So, where does your food REALLY belong?
How long you can keep a food item for is also determined by the way you are storing your items in and out of the refrigerator. To increase the shelf life of your food follow these refrigerator storage tips.
The way you store your food could be the difference between food poisoning and a clean bill of health. Proper storage is how you get 7 days out of leftovers instead of 3. Storing your food correctly ensures safety and reduces food waste by maximizing the period in which we can eat our food. In this 3 part article we will be dividing food storage into two sections: food safety, shelf life, and common items of concern.
We are two food scientists that are all about changing the way we look at our food. We will be diving into all of the research, tips, and tricks on how we can all live a sustainable lifestyle. Join us as we find the most creative and green solutions to saving our food, our bodies, and the environment.