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Lola’s Kitchen Tips: TO CHILL OR NOT TO CHILL (feat. PANASONIC’S PRIME FREEZE)

When you dwell in an enormous family like me, likelihood is, you will have a really disorganized pantry and fridge. If not, kudos to you and your loved ones. Now and again, individuals at house would move by the grocery store or palengke to seize a bottle of ketchup or a hand of bananas solely to be left within the fridge’s time-space warp nook, sure to be buried in oblivion.

Sounds acquainted? You’re not alone.

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Improper meals storage can result in a wastage of excellent meals and hard-earned cash. Approximately 1.3 billion tons of food gets lost or wasted globally. Not solely that, it may additionally jeopardize your loved ones’s well being and well-being. Do you know that extra that 350,000 people die of food poisoning worldwide? These are the statistics that I’m positive you don’t wish to be part of.

So, how can we be a part of the answer and never of the issue? We will begin by instructing ourselves the place to retailer meals objects to delay their shelf life. Some meals just like the chilly, moist setting whereas some last more in a dry, open area. Which frequent Filipino meals objects needs to be saved inside or outdoors the fridge? Let’s discover out:


NOT TO CHILL

1. Potatoes, candy potatoes, taro

A cool, dry, darkish, and open container is finest for these root crops. Chilly and moist temperature tends to weaken the potato starch ensuing to a gritty texture.

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2. Garlic

Garlic have to be saved in a cool, dry, and well-ventilated place, however away from the potatoes.

3. Onions, shallots

Onions and shallots come from the identical household as garlic and have to be saved the identical approach.

4. Tomatoes

A standard mistake in a Filipino kitchen, tomatoes develop into boring and mealy if saved within the fridge. Preserve them on the kitchen counter particularly the inexperienced ones. A chilly temperature will forestall them from ripening.

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5. Ketchup, sizzling sauce, soy sauce

These condiments comprise salt, vinegar, and preservatives and they’re going to just do nice at room temperature even after opening. Additionally, the warmth of the recent sauce weakens in chilly temp. Nonetheless, in case your consumption of ketchup is pretty gradual, chances are you’ll hold it within the fridge to decelerate the bacterial progress.

6. Spices

Spices mustn’t ever be refrigerated. Preserve them in opaque hermetic containers away from the warmth and daylight.

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7. Eggs

Within the US, eggs are normally saved within the fridge as a result of they’re washed which breaks down their protecting layer. Within the Philippines (and elements of Europe), most eggs are unwashed which makes them protected to be saved at room temperature, albeit it additionally gained’t damage in case you retailer them within the fridge.

8. Tropical fruits

Unripe tropical fruits have to be saved outdoors the fridge as chilly temperature might disrupt the ripening course of even in case you take them out in a while. Ripe bananas, papayas, and mangoes could also be saved within the fridge if you wish to decelerate the ripening course of. Melons (watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew) are finest saved at room temperature. Chill them within the fridge after chopping and simply earlier than serving.

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TO CHILL

1. Citrus fruits

Lemons, oranges, limes, and calamansi could also be saved on the kitchen counter, however last as long as 4 instances longer within the fridge.

2. Butter

It’s okay to maintain butter at room temp for simple spreading, however it lasts for much longer if saved within the fridge. Go away a small portion of butter on the counter and hold the remainder inside in your fridge.

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3. Herbs

Most herbs have to be refrigerated. Rosemary and thyme have to be washed, rolled up in a moist paper towel, and positioned in plastic luggage. Coriander, mint, and parsley have to be washed and positioned in a jar with a small quantity of water earlier than storing contained in the fridge. It’s okay to maintain basil in a jar of water outdoors at room temperature.

4. Peppers

Chilly temperature helps keep the feel, taste, and colour of peppers. Preserve them dry and unwashed within the vegetable compartment.

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5. Leafy greens

Greens have to be saved within the fridge. Preserve them unwashed in perforated plastic luggage, though they’re at their finest if consumed quickly after buy.

6. Seafood

Fish may be saved within the fridge however have to be consumed inside 1 to 2 days. In any other case, retailer it in an hermetic, freezer-safe container and hold it within the freezer.

As a rule of thumb, recent shellfish and crabs have to be cooked and eaten instantly, though some shells may be positioned in a basin of water and saved within the fridge for a day or two. Shrimps and prawns may be saved within the freezer for a number of months.

7. Poultry

Recent poultry meat solely lasts 1 to 2 days within the fridge however as much as 1 yr within the freezer.

8. Crimson meat, pork

Meats last as long as 5 days within the fridge however as much as 4 to 12 months within the freezer. Floor meats may be refrigerated for 1 to 2 days and frozen for 3 to 4 months.

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Fridges are superb human innovations which were preserving and prolonging the shelf lifetime of our meals for many years. Nonetheless, not all fridge manufacturers are created equally. Panasonic revolutionizes the way in which we chill and freeze our meals with its Prime Recent Freezing know-how. However what’s it precisely?

The issue with freezing meat merchandise is the thawing course of. It simply takes a lot time to defrost! Plus, freezing and thawing scale back the pure freshness and taste of meals as they break down its important vitamins. Your meals should still be fit for human consumption, however its dietary worth has already weakened.

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A typical fridge freezer’s temperature can go down as much as -18°C to -20°C. However with Panasonic’s Prime Recent Freezing compartment, it solely freezes the meals as much as -3°C. Because of this your meals solely freezes on the floor. The end result: no extra thawing! You’ll be able to instantly reduce, put together, and prepare dinner the meat straight from the freezer with out the lengthy wait. And one of the best half, Prime Recent Freezing additionally maintains the freshness, vitamins, and pure taste of your meals. I believe that’s actually spectacular! 🙂

Who would have thought that there might be a greater approach of freezing meals? Solely Panasonic! Watch this:

To study extra about Panasonic and their superb vary of merchandise, go to their Fb web page at Panasonic Philippines.

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Disclosure: This can be a sponsored content material delivered to you by Panasonic Philippines. Nonetheless, my evaluate and opinion are my very own to keep up equity and to guard the integrity of the model, this weblog, and its readers.

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