Tips For Keeping Popular Foods From Spoiling

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Keep these foods in paper bags

As a form of fungi themselves, mushrooms develop mold rather quickly. You can tell they’ve gone bad when they’re slimy, become slightly fuzzy in texture, or begin to flake. Instead of keeping them in the plastic-wrapped boxes they typically come in, transfer them to a paper bag. It’s more porous, allowing them to breathe. Strawberries also last longer if placed in a paper bag in the refrigerator. As another food that comes in clusters, when one strawberry develops molds, it infects the others instantly, so this trick can prevent that issue. In order to stop potatoes from sprouting spores, you can also store these in a paper bag in a dry, cool place. You can also store loaves of bread in a paper bag on the counter to keep them fresh for a few days.

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