How to save dumpsterdived food.

This is kind of a guide on howto conserve the food you’ve find in the trash.

When you go dumpsterdiving the most crutial thing is to take care of the food when you get back home so it doesn’t go to waste-again.
Since a lot of people I’ve met don’t instincively do these things I’ve made a guide here.

The first important thing is to clean the things, even if they do have they’re wrapping.

Washing the steak

This is because bad smell can be carried with the wrappings, and then when you store the food in the fridge the smell can get stuck on either the other food there, especially some fruits and vegetables, but also the fridge. This will make your food taste trash, and you don’t want that so rinse with clean water.

This shouldn’t be necessary to say, but it is important not to just leave the box you’ve carried from the trash stay on the floor untill next morning since you’re tired- you have to put it in the fridge as soon as possible.

It’s also important to wash the fruit and remove bad parts, like bad grapes. Normally over half of a box is still edible.

Yummy!

To really clean vegetables not only from grease, but also from pesticides spray it with vinegard dilluted in water before rinsing it under running water.

Storing is also important. When you go dumpster-diving the freezer is your best friend.

Meat that expires tomorrow can stay good for months here!

Fruits can also be stored in the freezer, like bananas!
We always find heaps of bananas and they’re perfect just like they are, peeled on a stick, but can also be enjoyed in smoothies.
To do that, just peel them and store them in a plastic bag.

Today's waste, tomorrows superfood-breakfast

And, if you’re wealthy; Buy a dehydrator! They’re perfect for the heaps of fresh fruits you find! They’re kinda expensive, but just think about all the fun you’ll have and all de delicious things you can dry!

The last thing is a trick I just learned-if you find salad thats a bit sloppy just put it in water over the night and the salad leafs absorbs water and becomes fresh and crispy again!

Another thing to do if you find a lot of fruits, berries or mangoes- Make jam or chutney! Just google it and you’ll find a recipe that fits what you’ve found.

Good luck!

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