Food Storage Methods

Good food storage methods requires the use of appropriate Storage Facilities. The storage facilities include: cupboards, shelves, cabinets, air-tight containers, refrigerators and freezers.

a. Cupboards, Shelves And Cabinets: Some households have modern kitchen and pantry that are equipped with kitchen cupboards, cabinets and shelves for storage of crockery, cooking utensils and Foods in tightly-covered plastic containers.

The cupboards, shelves and cabinets are often made of painted or vanished woods. They may or may not be fixed to the kitchen walls.

b. Air-tight Containers: These containers can be made from plastic bottles or tin materials. The lids must be air-tight and fit well.

Different food items such as grains (beans, maize-flour, yam-flour) as well as spices (pepper, salt, condiments, etc.) can be Stored in the air-tight containers.

c. Refrigerators and Freezers: Refrigerators and Freezers are used to store Perishable foods. This is because the bacteria or micro-organisms which cause food spoilage are generally inactive under very cold condition.

Meat, Fish, Fresh tomatoes can be stored in the freezer While Vegetables And Fruits Are stored in the refrigerator.