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Published On: July 11, 2019 12:59 PM NPT By: Republica

How not to spoil your food and mood this monsoon

How not to spoil your food and mood this monsoon

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Monsoon brings dampness and you might worry you are at risk from infection in the monsoon. If you think so, then you’re wrong. Not only you, but the food in your house is in danger from it too. Nevertheless, use these tips and tricks to store different food categories during monsoon where you food can get out of danger. Here’s the list that we have compiled for you

1. Sugar and salt

Store your sugar and salt in glass jars instead of aluminum or plastic containers. Sugar and salt have tendency to melt during monsoon. And make sure that the glass jars are air tight. Before pouring your sugar and salt, add some raw rice inside the jar. So that it will absorb any moisture that may have seeped in.

2. Biscuits, cookies and chips

Nobody likes soggy biscuits cookies and chips. So to avoid sogginess during the rains, simply wrap them in blotting paper and store them in dry , air tight containers. Meanwhile, store them in the fridge and heat them in the micro before eating them, if you’ve already opened the packet.

3. Bread

Rain can give bread green owing to mould infection. So, to avoid this, buy small packs of bread that you can finish the same day.  However, if you’ve already bought a large packet then wrap the remaining slices well and store it in the fridge.

4. Veggies

Wrap you veggies in newspaper and keep them in airtight zip lock bags to prevent rotting. Fresh veggies during monsoons are not a myth after all!

5. Grains

It’s not only us who love grains but worms too love them during the monsoons. So all you need to do is spread them out on a newspaper and expose them to the sun at least once a week. And when you want to store them, microwave them for about a minute before sealing them in airtight glass jars. Also, putting camphor pieces in the grains can help keep worms at bay.

6. Spices

Spices, just like grains, require a regular dose of sun to prevent fungal growth. Additionally, roast them for a few seconds on the tawa before storing them in air tight containers. And never use a wet spoon to take the spices out of their containers.

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