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Our top 5 tips to keep your ingredients fresh

At Moonmoon, we understand the importance of keeping your ingredients fresh while minimising waste. That's why we've made a collection of our top tips to help keep your food fresher for longer. 

1. Properly Store Fresh Produce

Different types of fruits and vegetables require different storage methods to maintain freshness. Understanding the unique storage needs of each type of produce will help prolong their freshness and reduce waste.  

One of the keys to preserving the freshness of your ingredients is to store them in airtight containers. Moonmoon offers a range of airtight containers made from high-quality materials such as glass and silicone.  Whether you are storing grains, spices, or leftover meals, our containers and bags will keep your ingredients fresh and free from moisture, air, and odors.

2. Keep Your Fridge Organised

Maintaining an organised fridge not only makes it easier to find what you need but also helps keep your food fresh. Store perishable items like dairy, meat, and leftovers on the upper shelves where the temperature is most consistent. Keep fruits and vegetables in the crisper drawer, adjusting the humidity settings as needed. Additionally, regularly clean out expired or spoiled food to prevent odours and contamination.

Swap out the cling film for Moonmoon beeswax wraps.  They can be used to  cover bowls, wrap sandwiches, or store cheese – the possibilities are endless! Plus, beeswax wraps are biodegradable, making them an environmentally friendly choice for food storage..

3. Label and Date Your Food

To avoid confusion and prevent food from being forgotten in the back of the fridge or pantry, label and date your food containers and reusable bags. Use masking tape and a permanent marker to write the contents and the date of storage. Or use a washable marker directly on our silicone food bags.  This simple practice will help you keep track of how long items have been stored and ensure you use them before they expire.

4. Store Foods Properly in the Freezer

Freezing is an excellent way to preserve the freshness of many ingredients, but it's essential to store foods properly to maintain their quality. For example, meats should be tightly wrapped in freezer-safe packaging to prevent freezer burn, while baked goods can be stored in airtight containers to maintain their texture. Additionally, be sure to leave enough space between items for air circulation.

Moonmoon reusable silicone freezer bags are your best friends here. They are durable, reusable, and versatile, a real investment for your freezer.  They make it easy to meal prep and batch cook, with various sizes for your different portion needs.

5. Rotate Your Pantry Items

To prevent food from going bad before you can use it, practice the "first in, first out" method when organising your pantry. When you buy new groceries, move older items to the front of the shelf and place the new items behind them. This ensures that you use older ingredients before they expire, minimising food waste and maximizing freshness.

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We hope you found our top tips useful!  Many of these can help you reduce your food waste and save you money too!

At Moonmoon, we believe that freshness shouldn't come at the expense of sustainability. With our reusable food storage products, you can keep your ingredients fresh while reducing your environmental footprint. From airtight containers to silicone food bags, we have everything you need to store your food efficiently and responsibly. 

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