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Posted: 06 Feb 2009 09:55 AM CSTUsing proper methods to store food helps retain nutrient content, fresh appearance, flavor, and texture. Exposing food to light, heat, moisture, and air can decrease nutrient value, and increase the risk of food poisoning. Here are some tips to help you properly store a variety of food types:
Produce * Fresh fruit tends to lose its vitamins when kept at room temperature, but tropical fruit can go downhill quickly when stored in the cold. Most fresh produce should ideally be kept at around 50degrees F or 10 degrees C. * Avoid storing fresh produce in plastic. The plastic doesn't allow air flow and the fruit will rot faster. Instead use cellophane or paper. * Lettuce, cabbage and carrots keep well at about 30 degrees F (0degrees C ) and can be kept in a cool basement. Wash and dry lettuce and keep in a sealed bag with a paper towel to absorb excess moisture. Wash other salad vegetables just before use to prevent spoiling. * Always wait until you are ready to use berries before you wash them. Washing before storing them will cause them to spoil. * Cut the tops off of all root vegetables before storing. Leaving them on will allow the tops to continue to draw nutrients from the edible roots. * Store potatoes in a cool dark place. When potatoes are exposed to light, poisonous alkaloids can form. * Before freezing vegetables, always blanch them for a few seconds in boiling water, then put them directly into cold water. Frozen vegetables that are not blanched often break down because their natural juices freeze and cause ice crystals to form, or because of enzymatic activity. Blanching prevents this problem. (Always cook frozen vegetables straight from the freezer. If allowed to thaw, it could encourage the activity of residual enzymes and microorganisms) Dairy Products * Milk and cream should always be kept in sealed containers so that they do not take on the odors of other foods. Milk keeps its nutrients longer when stored in a carton rather than in glass or plastic bottles. Exposure to light can destroy some of the riboflavin and vitamin A content. * Butter and soft cheeses should be wrapped tightly and kept refrigerated. Hard and ripened cheeses ( Parmesan etc.) needn't be refrigerated. Keep them loosely covered in a cool, dark space. If any mold appears, trim it off and the cheese is still safe to eat. Meat, Fish, and Poultry * Meat and fish should always be kept in the coldest part of your refrigerator. * Shellfish should only be kept in the refrigerator for a few hours, but will keep considerably longer in the freezer if packaged properly. Try to avoid wrapping meat and fish in plastic wrap before freezing. It allows moisture to escape and can cause freezer burn. * Hot dogs and commercially package cold cuts will stay fresh until they reach their expiration date, if you don't open them. After they are opened, store in an airtight baggy and use as soon as possible. * Dispose of any meat that has an unusual smell or is discolored Oils * Exposure to light can rob oil of vitamins E, A and D. Store oils in the refrigerator or a cool dark cupboard. Make sure that they are tightly sealed so that they don't take on the smell of other food items. * Store bought mayonnaise can be kept refrigerated after opening, but it is best to discard leftover homemade mayo to avoid salmonella. TipsWhen packaging leftovers, make sure the container isn't too big. You don't want a lot of extra space. If you are using a zip lock bag, be sure to remove as much air as possible before sealing it.
The TipNut blog occasionally digs up advice from really old cookbooks, and tips like this result: Spreading a thin layer of butter on a block of opened cheese keeps it soft, and prevents molding. The key is to get the butter lightly spread on the cheese you aren't serving yet, and to cover the end you exposed by cutting.
. If you don't like the idea of plebian butter infecting the taste of your aristocratic cheese choices, simply shave off the borders of your block before serving.
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