Do TikTok tips for storing food work?

With all the tricks that exist on social networks, it's not easy to find your way around! Find out if TikTok's fruit and vegetable preservation methods actually work.

 Do TikTok tips for storing food work?

Social networks are full of ideas of all kinds to make your life easier in the kitchen. Preserve fruits and vegetables for a long time is one of the main concerns and tricks are flourishing. The newspaper the midi-free takes stock of TikTok tips with the help of Interfel, an interprofessional association for the fruit and vegetable sector.

TikTok tips: myth or reality?

The techniques for preserving food longer are sometimes far-fetched to say the least: submerge them in water, wrap them in paper, store them with or without climacteric fruit, etc. Some of these tricks do work:

  • Return the tomatoes : according to José Loureiro, dietician for Interfel, this method can help them keep fresh longer, he explains: the advice seems to me possibly interesting if the tomatoes no longer have peduncles ', which guarantee the freshness of the fruit. Moreover, they should never be stored in the refrigerator.
  • Wrap the end of the bananas : ' by surrounding their stem with cellophane or aluminum we will limit the entry of ethylene and therefore slow down the ripening ' he announces. This method will not stop ripening bananas which is a climacteric fruit, i.e. it ripens after picking.
  • Immerse food in water : the question divides. This trick may work for some fruits and vegetables, the citron as the magazine explains Inverse , or even the carrots . On the other hand, it turns out dangerous for the lawyer . Last May, the FDA , the US Food and Drug Administration explained that the bacteria present on the skin of the lawyer can multiply in water and contaminate the flesh of the fruit.
  • Wrap the fresh herbs in paper towels : the American site Kitchn tested several ways to store them. Wrapping them in damp paper towels and storing them in an airtight bag in the fridge works best.

Sorting out all the tips is not always easy, but what better way to be won over by these methods than to test them for yourself? Always taking these precautions of course.