Americans throw out over two thirds of all the food they buy, according to a study surveying over 5000 households. Spoilage is cited as the primary reason that Americans throw food away. This article includes ways that you can reduce the wastage of food at your house, by making better use of your home’s plastic food storage containers to preserve food for longer periods of time.
1. Freezer-proof storage bags: these special plastic food storage containers are sealed against freezer-burn. Freezer-burn is a nasty chemical process that dehydrates your food and makes it develop an “off” taste while stored in sub-zero temperatures. These special bags keep your food the same as the day you bought it – for up to three years!
2. Secondly, breathable vegetable bags have been introduced to help keep fruits and vegetables fresh. They allow a little bit of air to circulate within the bag, but continue to seal the contents away from large amounts of oxygen that can produce spoilage. Fruits and vegetables kept within these breathable bags can last for up to six weeks, or much longer than the contents of regular plastic food storage containers.
3. We tend to throw away small amounts of leftovers. Instead, freeze these in multi-compartment plastic food storage containers. All you need to do later during mealtime is to pop out a cube of frozen leftover, reheat and serve. You can also get innovative and freeze individual cubes of fruit for smoothies or make broth out of frozen vegetable.
4. Vacuum food storage: by using a special machine to extract air from your plastic food storage containers or bags you can keep your food fresh longer than using any other method. By leaving the containers free of air, your food will retain freshness and avoid freezer burn. Sucking the air out of the containers also means that they will take up less space in your refrigerator or freezer.
Special food storage containers address various concerns like lack of storage space in your refrigerator or freezer, wastage of money by throwing food or just enabling you to keep your garden cup food fresher for longer.
A study found over 5,000 American households throw away almost 70% of the food they buy due to spoilage. Plastic food storage containers [http://www.hollandhouseware.co.uk/articles/] can help control food waste and save money. Use freezer-proof storage bags to stop freezer-burn which dehydrates food and causes a foul taste. Use breathable vegetable bags which circulate air around fruits and vegetables for long term food storage up to six weeks. Freeze small portions of fruit for smoothies or broth for soups in cubes. Vacuum food storage [http://www.hollandhouseware.co.uk/articles/] takes up less freezer space and prevents freezer burn. Save money and freezer space and extend the life of your groceries with special food containers like these.