Did you know?
- Eliminating global food waste would save 4.4 million tonnes of CO2 a year, the equivalent of taking one in four cars off the road.
- Throwing away one burger wastes the same amount of water as a 90 minute shower. Can you imagine a 90 minute shower?!
Here are the top 5 wasted foods and how you can save them...
Bread (the most wasted food in Australia)
- Freeze it and use individual slices straight from the freezer.
- If it feels a bit stale, whizz it into breadcrumbs and store in the freezer.
- Make something delicious: bread pudding, french toast, croutons, dumplings.
- Store with damp paper towel in an airtight container in the fridge.
- Soak wilted greens in ice for 5 minutes to perk them up.
- Store away from direct sunlight in a cool, dry, dark place. Don’t wash potatoes until ready to use.
- If bruised just cut away the outer layer and remove any damaged areas.
- Don’t bin the skin! This is the most nutritious part and you’ll save time if you don’t have to peel it!
- Peel and chop into segments, pop in a bag and store in freezer – great for smoothies, in porridge, banana bread and muffins.
- Your stag horn plants will thrive on the banana skins
- If near the USE-BY date and you’re not going to eat it in time, freeze it! Meat will store safely in the freezer for a good six months.
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Thank you to Abele Gigante for the photograph.