Huge amounts of food end up in the bin every day. Planning your grocery shopping, storing it properly and adopting a more conscious approach to what you eat can all help to reduce food waste. Even small changes can help to cut waste or even avoid it completely. But nobody's perfect: We don't need to achieve a zero waste lifestyle immediately, we all just need to start. Equipped with a few tricks for keeping fruit, vegetables and other precious produce fresh, and even reviving a few things past their best, you can reduce food waste to a minimum or even eliminate it entirely. Why not start getting creative with your leftovers?
By chilling, freezing, pickling and preserving food, you can extend its shelf life and save it from being condemned to the bin.
Microorganisms can’t reproduce as quickly in low temperatures. For this reason, the best way to keep food fresh is to freeze it. Here’s some rules for freezing food effectively:
Even when stored correctly, some foods rapidly lose their freshness and take on a chewy or dry, crispy consistency. There’s no need to throw these foods away, though. Here’s how you can refreshen old food in your stock.
...how to keep your Avocados from browning?
Braun's kitchen hack of the day: after opening an avocado, simply sprinkle some fresh lemon juice on it to keep it from browning. It stays fresh for longer and even tastes good.
…how to save Bananas that turn brown?
You don't like ripe bananas? Don't worry, many people don't. But with our #braunhack there is no need to waste a good fruit. Simply slice and freeze a banana to have it available whenever you need some. Why not try a freshly made and cool smoothie for instance to start your day right?
…how to keep your Carrots crisp?
We carrot wait to try this hack at home. Do you already treat your carrots like flowers and keep them fresh in a vase?
…how to keep your Bananas fresh?
Keep calm and go bananas. Did you know that bananas naturally release a gas called ethylene from their stem, and therefore tend to ripen much faster? Try and cover the stem of the bananas with a small piece of leftover foil, and the ripening process slows dramatically. Have you ever heard about this kitchen hack?
…how to keep your Potatoes from sprouting?
An apple a day keeps the sprouts away. With this little kitchen hack you can keep your potatoes fresh, even if you don't use them up all at once. Have you tried this before?
…how to make stale bread fresh again?
Did you buy too much at the bakery the other day? Don't worry, with this little trick your baked goods will be fresh and warm again, just in time for Sunday brunch. Try it yourself.