For a healthier diet, it’s always a good idea to have superfoods on hand. What are these? These are food that highly enriches your body because it’s full of fiber, vitamins, minerals, protein and energy. Some of these are also anti-oxidants that help your body do away with toxins. Some of these include almonds, quinoa, chia seeds, walnuts, flax seeds and organic berries like currants or cranberries. The one problem with these food items though, is that storing them can be a lazy task. They always have to be kept fresh and dry so that their shelf life last longer.
Here are some ideas for storing seeds, berries and nuts at home:
1) Keep them in clean mason jars. Since mason jars are made of glass, you don’t run the risk of contaminating the food, unlike if you use plastic containers. And because glass is also clear, you can easily the content on the inside of the jars. You’ll know which food item is which, or when it’s time to stock up on more. But just to be super organized, you can still label this with stickers or a tape. Lastly, mason jars are also very cheap, reusable and easily cleaned. If you have time to organize, then you can create a section for mason jars on your pantry or your kitchen shelf, specifically for these superfoods.
2) Some companies have these food in vacuum sealed reusable packets, which can also be good to use, if you’re not into mason jars. You can keep these in the crisper lined up in a neat little pile. However, you need to store these in the fridge so that their quality lasts longer. Only, consider the space on your refrigerator as well, as these can take much of it.
Having a stock of superfood in the refrigerator can be a lifesaver for times when you crave for snacks or when you want to whip a quick and easy dish. And if stored right, you will always have them fresh!
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