Looking for smart ways to keep your fruit and vegetables fresher for longer? Here are a few useful hacks.
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How annoying is it when, only a few days after you’ve been to the supermarket, you find yourself throwing out half the things you bought? As you toss mushy cucumbers, wilted lettuce and mouldy berries, you can’t help but think about all the money you’ve wasted, particularly these days when you’re spending double on organic and/ or locally grown produce. Here are some storage solutions to extend the shelf life of all that quality fruit and veg.
Let’s start with a weird hack to pique your interest. Did you know you can make onions last up to eight months by storing them in nylon stockings? Yes, that’s right. Put your onions in pantyhose and tie knots between each one, then hang them. This is a neat trick because it means you only have to buy onions when they are in season – you can buy them when they are best and save them – and you get some interesting ‘wall art’ thrown in as a bonus.