In this time of urbanization, it is important that we do not waste food and be extra cautious to remain alert in times of emergency. Food waste is a bigger problem than many people comprehend. Nearly one-third of all food produced in the world is castoff or wasted for various reasons. That likens to nearly 1.3 billion tons every year.
So, here below we have 5 tips to reduce food wastage in your home.
> Store Food Correctly: Inopportune storage leads to a massive amount of food waste. As per market research, two-thirds of household waste occurs due to food spoilage. Many people are uncertain about how to store fruits and vegetables, which can lead to untimely ripening. One should be smart enough to keep raw food items at room temperature to avoid premature spoilage.
> Be realistic: If you stay alone, you won’t need the same number of food quantity as a family of four. If you rarely cook, don’t stock up on goods that have to be cooked in order to be consumed. Realistic shopping and buying food items can reduce food wastage.
> Preserve produce: Food items doesn’t have to be thrown just because it’s reaching the end of its peak. Soft fruit can be used in drinks; bendy vegetables can be used in soups, etc. And both wilting fruits and veggies can be bowed into delicious, nutritious juice. So, instead of throwing food preserve them into something better.
> Repurpose leftovers scraps: Use vegetable and meat scraps in homemade stocks, and use citrus fruit skins and zest to add flavor to other meals.
> Eat leftovers: Share the leftover food items for a free packed lunch. If you don’t want to eat leftovers the day after they’re cooked, freeze and save them for later.
Try the above tips to reduce food wastage in your home.