As South Africa’s 21-day lockdown officially kicked off on Friday, M-Net's investigative current affairs show "Carte Blanche"'s host Macfarlane Moleli shared some important tips on how to preserve vegetables over the 21 day lockdown period.
Ahead of the 21-day national lockdown, supermarkets were flooded with people stocking up bulks essentials including vegetables.
Now that the shopping is done and the lockdown has officially begun, what do you do with a bag of spinach or cabbage that has the potential to go bad in a few days?
Worry not, uncle Mac shared the following important tips on his on Twitter, he wrote: “Cut, slice, dice and refrigerate, stay healthy and always sanitize! We will get through this guys…”
— Macfarlane Moleli (@macmoleli)
Below are some of our three easy tips for you:
- Before freezing vegetables, blanch vegetables by boiling them briefly, drain the hot water. Then leave them ice water for a few minutes. Drain the water and freeze.
- Store your vegetables in airtight containers or freezer bags.
- Fill containers to the top and remove as much air as possible from freezer bags.
- The situation is new to all of us and as we try to adjust to and obey the rules of the country in order to fight this pandemic, let's continue to wash our hands regularity, eat healthy and stay safe.