Only by eating quality freshproducts, we really benefit from them. Even the most useful, useful yoghurt can become a real poison if it "rested a little." therefore correct storage of products - a pledge of cooking "tasty and healthy food."
With the advent of refrigerators in our homes, we have alreadydo not think how to store this or that product. It's a simple matter - he put it in the fridge and is calm. Moreover, modern "smart" models will adjust the necessary temperature regime and even humidity. And meanwhile, with improper storage, many products lose a significant part of their useful properties and much more quickly deteriorate.
For example, bread and various bakery products, it turns out, also need to be stored in the refrigerator. We all know that fresh bread, soft and fragrant, is most useful, however, and from yesterday's loaf there will be no harm. But in a couple of days the bread, which is not stored in the refrigerator, starts to mold and it's definitely not eaten. In addition, you should not leave bread open, for example, on a table, even for several hours - it stays very fast.
Dairy and sour-milk products of course, only in the refrigerator. These products have a very short shelf life, so they should be consumed as soon as possible, avoiding long-term storage.
By the way, sour-milk products with"Bifidobacteria" and other probiotics, can not be stored for longer than 7-10 days. Therefore, the inscription "live cultures" on a jar of yogurt with a period of implementation of several months, to put it mildly, is meaningless.
Keep milk and dairy productsnecessarily in a sealed container. Firstly, it contributes to longer storage, and secondly, in a sealed container milk will not absorb the various smells from other foods in the refrigerator.
Eggs can be stored both in the refrigerator and simply in thea cool, well-ventilated place. The eggs have a long shelf life, but only if their shell is not damaged. It is best to buy eggs in the store, because the eggs are inscribed on the shell of the date. Be sure to sniff the egg before buying it or eating it - rotten eggs have a very specific smell, which is easy to feel.
Meat and meat products should be kept in strict accordance with therules. But first of all meat should be properly chosen. The pulp of fresh meat has a good smell, resilient, characteristic of this type of meat color (for example, beef red color, pork - pinkish-red, lamb - brown-red), fat layer white or cream.
Frozen meat is worse in quality thanchilled, but if you have to choose it, then you should give preference to a piece without a snow "coat" or bloody ice sags - this indicates a multiple defrost / freeze of the product.
Store meat of large animals (pork, beef)it is possible to refrigerate up to 3-4 days, unfrozen poultry meat - no more than 2 days. Frozen meat can be stored for up to 6 months in a freezer (-18 ° C).
Meat delicacies in a vacuum package can be stored inrefrigerator for up to several weeks, but if the package is opened - no longer than 4 days. The same rule applies to canned meat: the opened can not be stored for longer than 2-3 days.
Concerning fruits and vegetables, then they should be kept as little as possible, after allthey not only can deteriorate, but also lose almost all useful substances and vitamins. It is better to eat local fruits and vegetables, they are not treated with "chemistry" to extend the shelf life.
Not all fruits and vegetables needrefrigerator to stay fresh. For example, citrus, pineapple and even cucumbers will feel great on the table or on the shelf. Some products can not be washed if their longer-term storage is planned. For example, berries (currants, strawberries, raspberries), carrots, cauliflower, corn.
A number of fruits and vegetables should be surestore separately from other products. Extracted in especially large quantities with these vegetables and fruits, ethylene gas promotes the accelerated ripening and decay of other products. Therefore, fruits and vegetables such as apples, pears, apricots, bananas, tomatoes, peaches and plums should be stored in a separate package.
If you need to harvest fruit or berries for future use, then you can freeze them. To do this, they need to be washed and dried, then a thin thin layer scattered on the shelf of the freezer or on a special tray. Frozen layer in a plastic bag and proceed to freeze the next "lot". Keep the frozen berries and fruits in the freezer.