Rains are indeed beautiful and add a hint of relief away from the scorching heat and massive humidity. But it also brings in a lot of challenges, especially when it comes to storing eatables. To extend the shelf life of food, we need to follow some quick hacks to store food in the right way in monsoon.
Take a look at these few hacks in which we can save our food from getting spoilt due to moisture and bugs.
Store sugar and salt in airtight glass jar
It is advised to store sugar and salt in an airtight glass jar instead of a plastic jar as tend to absorb moisture quickly. You can also add a tiny amount of raw rice in the same jar, as raw rice absorbs moisture. Adding clove in sugar can prevent ants from attacking it.
Dry roast pulses before storage
Dry roast all the pulses before your store them in your glass jar. You can also put dry red chili in the jar to prevent the pulses from getting wasted.
Keep dry fruits in freezer
During monsoons it is quite possible that bugs attack your cashew nuts and almonds as a result they get spoilt soon. Store them in zip lock bags and place the dry fruits in the freezer to prevent this to happen during the rainy season.
Sundry or light roast the spices
Spices and condiments like cinnamon, bay leaf, pepper and cardamom can easily lose their flavour because of the humidity. You can sundry them or dry roast before storing in the jar.