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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Secrets to keeping food fresh

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  • One of the most common excuses for not eating healthy is the cost. And while stocking up on fresh produce and whole foods is an investment, it’s often the amount that’s wasted that causes the problem.
    Luckily, there are some tried-and-true-tips to keep healthy ingredients fresher, longer.
    Here’s some a tip from everydayhealth.com:
    Problem: Slimy Mushrooms
    Solution: Keep mushrooms in a paper bag, not plastic.
    Mushrooms are a delicious, hearty ingredient to use in everything from a chopped salad to a morning omelet to a stir-fry, but nothing is more unappetizing than reaching in for the vegetable and pulling out a slimy, mushy mess. To keep mushrooms meaty and fresh for as long as possible, it’s all about how you store them in your kitchen. When we get veggies home, it’s a habit to reach for plastic bags, but for mushrooms, paper should be your go-to. Plastic traps in moisture that causes mushrooms to mildew; opting for paper allows the vegetable to breathe and for moisture to escape, slowing the rate at which they begin to decay.

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