10 Easy Ways To Keep Food Fresh For Longer
These are great household tips for keeping food fresh! Did you know humans have been preserving food for thousands of years? In the colder parts of the world, people would freeze meat to keep it fresher longer. In warm places, they would dry plants and animals in the hot sun. People have always been finding ways to spend less time gathering food, and more time enjoying it. With the advent of science, we've been able to look at some of the old methods of food preservation with new insight. The old saying "one bad apple spoils the bunch" is actually true. Apples release a gas called ethylene. This gas is responsible for triggering the ripening response in fruit. So if you have one "ripe" apple, it can indeed spoil a bunch.