Topic 5.1: Guidelines to avoid waste

Commonly wasted products

  • Bread

  • Fresh vegetables

  • Fresh meat and fish

  • Dairy products

  • Leftovers from meals

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Tips to avoid the waste of bread in household

  • It is best to store bread in a fabric bag (linen or cotton) in a bread box, which should be wooden or metal.
  • Rye and wholegrain bread, baked with natural sourdough, will keep freshness and good quality for the longest time. Bread made of light flour, baked on the basis of yeast leaven will dry faster. The bread stores very well in the freezer, preferably cut into slices.
  • We can resuscitate stale bread in the oven or microwave.

How to avoid the waste of fruits and vegetables in household

  • Remember that some fruits produce ethanol which speed up ripening.
  • Unpack fruits and vegetables from plastic bag before you put it into the fridge.
  • Fruit and vegetables can be sold without packaging, which means that they will not have a clearly defined expiration date. Watch for signs of rotting and mold when they appear – they can no longer be eaten.
  • Wash fruits and vegetables just before eating as they are naturally coated with a protective layer that delays spoilage.
From FPFB resources