How to keep the vegetables without refrigeration
Not long ago, the refrigerator can be found in every home, but hostess still managed to preserve for the winter crop grown vegetables. Knowing some of the subtleties of storage vitamin product, you too will be able to do without a refrigerator, and even without a special cool cellar.
The main principle to be observed when you are selected for long-term storage of vegetables - it is their integrity. Even minor damage can cause rotting of not only a single instance, but also the rest of his colleagues. The most popular vegetable in the tables of Russians remain potatoes. Before storing it, the tubers should be dried well in the open air or in a ventilated dry place. Storage temperature of 2 to 30 degrees at a humidity of 85-90%. Such conditions can be created in an unheated balcony before frosts. Potatoes can be stored in a dry, dark place in the apartment. This will require a special plywood box with holes. Provide a well-ventilated this box - it should be on the stand at some distance from the walls. carrots Storage conditions: constant temperature of 1 to 3 degrees, high humidity - up to 90-95%, limited access of air. Such conditions can be created for storage of vegetables in wooden crates with thick walls. It can be put in a pyramid and pour sand or wrap each in several layers of newspaper. A small amount of carrots can be stored in a conventional three-liter glass jar without a lid. Beetroot is also perfectly preserved in a layer of sand, peat or sawdust. It can be stored so even in plastic bags. Before storing the dry root, cut the leaves, but leaving the stalks. Cole, of course, are best stored in a ventilated cellar. The inhabitants of the Caucasus before storage cut stalks, leaving the apical bud in Kocani, and strung head out on a dry ear of corn without grains. This storage method provides ventilation between the cabbage leaves and allow them to retain their freshness for a long time. Cauliflower storage wrap in leaves and hang in a cool, ventilated place in the grid. Green leafy vegetables - lettuce, spinach, sorrel, you can keep fresh for several days, if will wash the leaves, dry them and place on the bottom of the pot, which will close the lid. It can be stored and asparagus. To do this, at the bottom of the pan, pour a little water and put it in the asparagus stalks heads up. Remove the pan in a dark place. Fresh cucumbers and squash can be stored, put in a bowl of salted water. In a typical cold water perfectly preserved lemons just need to change it every 2-3 days. Very unpretentious in storage onions and garlic - dry their feathers can be woven into braids and keep hanging in a dry cool place. Onions can be stored even in the heating batteries - the warm air will not let him grow. Garlic during such storage may dry up. But his teeth can be filled with oil and store it. In this way, the garlic and retain all its useful properties, and oil will get a delicious taste and aroma.