How To Store Your Ingredients

You can’t store some ingredients in vain. They are easy to dry and withered when you save the wrong ingredients, the ingredients that should last up to weeks or months will be damaged in just a matter of days. Some cooking ingredients and kitchen ingredients are better stored in a closed room in an airtight container but others prefer the open space.

  1. Onions

Onions either red or garlic cannot be stored in a closed container, without air circulation or in the refrigerator. This cooking material actually likes air, they need more air to last long because moisture is their main enemy.

Place the onion that is still intact in an open container, with a lot of ventilation so as to facilitate air flowing in the container. The presence of air flow makes the onion avoid moisture so it remains dry and durable. Avoid stacking too much onion in one container because it will make the skin between the onions come into contact will reduce the air circulation around the onion. Also avoid putting the onion in a hot place because it will cause the onions to dry quickly.

You cannot store whole onions in the culprit carelessly, because it will cause the onions to quickly sprout and rot. If you want to store the onion in the refrigerator, you should peel it first and place it in a closed container, put it in the refrigerator, then the onion will last longer.

Place the onion and garlic in a separate place, because onion and garlic emit different gases and can result in faster decay. Also avoid also storing near potatoes because the tubers emit gas with a high moisture content which speeds up the decay process.

  1. Seasoning

Unlike the spices in the whole form, the mashed spices have a different texture. Smooth spices are more practical to use but have a weakness in the form of a smell that is easily lost if you do not place it properly. Even if you have to store the onions in the open place, this is not the case if the onion is in the form of a fine powder, such as garlic powder. You must store it in an airtight container, because the air will remove the aroma. Use a glass jar to store your seasoning container and label it.

  1. Chili

To save the chili in refrigerator, the first thing you have to do is not wash the chili first. Then separate the chilies that are still good with chili that starts to rot or disease, because chili which is infected and starts to rot if stored together with chili which is still good will make other chili rotten easily. Separate the chili stalk from the chili body and place it in a container that has been coated with tissue. Include garlic in it to prevent decay.