7. Make sure you’re storing your fruit and veg in the right places
Annoyingly, all fruit and vegetables respond differently to different temperatures, and where you store them can be vital to ensuring they stay fresh for as long as possible. Always store berries, broccoli, carrots, peppers and cauliflower in the fridge. Avocados, bananas, peaches and tropical fruit should be kept at room temperature on the kitchen counter until they are ripe, then they can be refrigerated. Potatoes, onions and garlic should be stored in the pantry (or just away from sunlight).
8. Make cut vegetables last longer by storing them in water
If you’re cooking for one, you’ll know the struggles of only using half a vegetable for one meal, going back to use the other half a few days later and findings it has already gone off. To prevent this, keep root vegetables such as carrots in the fridge submerged in a bowl of fresh water, and they won’t dry out.
9. Use this hack to stop salad leaves spoiling
Bags of salad are notoriously difficult to keep fresh. To make an open bag last as long as possible, wash and dry the leaves and store in a Tupperware alongside a piece of kitchen roll. The kitchen roll will absorb excess moisture, leaving salad leaves crisp and dry.