Sorting out storage: fact from fiction

Sorting out storage: fact from fiction

So often our food goes bad because we don’t store it in the right place.

Bread goes mouldy, potatoes sprout and vegetables go limp. There is so much conflicting advice on where you should store things, it’s hard to know what really is the best way.

This year Love Food Hate Waste is finding out the secrets to correct storage so we can share them with you. We’re working with the University of Otago to put different storage methods to the test.

In December we asked you to complete a survey to tell us how your store your food, so we would know the most common ways Kiwis store certain foods.

These are some of the things we found out:

Thanks for sharing your kitchen tricks with us. All of this information has helped determine what storage methods we need to test. Once our research is complete we’ll share with you the results so you can make your food last longer.

Everyone who completed the survey went into the draw to win a Love Food Hate Waste Ice Cube Tray. Thanks and congratulations to our winners Lynette (Whanganui), Amber (Wellington), Bev (Hamilton), Lyn (Papamoa) and Sandra (Christchurch).