The scorching heat is getting unbearable, making us wish for some rain more than ever. While we are getting a splash of rain once in two-three weeks, the full-fledged monsoon is yet to come. With monsoon, the temperature goes down and nature gets greener everywhere. We understand that there are multiple reasons to celebrate the monsoon, but there are a few things we must keep in mind to make the season yet more cheerful. First is taking care of our diet to avoid gut-related problems, seasonal fever and more. And the second point is - of course - keeping the food safe to avoid such problems.
Monsoon brings along moist weather and its share of food troubles - unpleasant forms of fungus, bacteria etc. spoil the food sooner. Even keeping food in the refrigerator might not help it stay fresh if the appliance is not cleaned properly or has the right temperature setting. Fret not, we have found some easy solutions for you. We have listed some tips that can help keep food safe and fresh for long during the monsoon. Take a look.
Here Are 5 Kitchen Tips To Keep Food Fresh And Safe During Monsoon:
1. Cook Food In Small Batches:
Always try to eat freshly-cooked food. That is the easiest way to keep your meal clean and safe. And if you are someone who likes cooking food in advance, then we suggest, do not cook food for more than a day in advance. The longer you keep the food, the more it gets spoilt.
2. Store Food Well:
The very next point is, store the food correctly. Always bring the food down to room temperature and then store it in an airtight box and keep in the refrigerator. And yes, make sure, your refrigerator has no spoilt food anywhere and the temperate is correctly set. And for the ones you do not keep in the refrigerator (like chapatis), make sure those foods are stored in a casserole to avoid flies and other insects.
3. Keep Raw Ingredients Properly:
Raw ingredients like spices, salt and herbs are quite sensitive. They get damaged very easily. In such a situation, we suggest keeping all your raw ingredients in airtight jars and containers and storing those containers in a cool and dry place to avoid moisture or sunlight. Sometimes, keeping masalas in the refrigerator works wonders.
4. Keep Food Grains Under Sun:
Rice, dal, atta often get spoilt during monsoon - it is mostly because of the excess moisture in the weather. Hence, to avoid the risk of infestation, we suggest exposing the grains to some sunlight. You can also spread it on newspaper and let them dry.
5. Avoid Buying Perishable Food In Large Quantities:
Food items like breads, cakes, cookies perish very easily. This is why it is always suggested to buy them one at a time so that you can finish the packet in a day or two. Besides, it is also suggested to store the open packets in the refrigerator to keep them fresh.
Now that you have these quick tips handy, we suggest applying them in your daily life to make monsoon yet more cheerful for all.