This way will help you prevent the garlic from losing its flavor. A lot of people can’t get through their meal without a clove of garlic, and they always have a bulb in the kitchen. Meanwhile, this fragrant food can be stored for months, it is necessary to store the garlic bulb properly. In this way, you will be able to get the most from the garlic, and prevent it from becoming soft and losing its flavor.
Save a whole bulb of garlic
Should you cook fanatically with garlic, you will make use of the whole bulb quickly. In case you don’t really think that or you have bought a large package of garlic bulbs, it can be more difficult to keep the garlic fresh. You can store a whole bulb of garlic outside the refrigerator, but the bulb will probably start to sprout if you do this. This garlic will still be edible, but if you have a less pleasant taste.
The appropriate temperature for garlic
If you want to store garlic, a temperature of 15 to 18 degrees is ideal. Since the room temperature is usually higher than that, you will have to find a good spot for your garlic. For example, a storage place closer to the floor is cooler than the top shelves in your kitchen cupboard, and is therefore a better option. Also, don’t place the garlic bulb near the kettle, oven, stove or any other hot appliance. In addition, choose a spot where no bright sunlight falls. Garlic usually prefers to be in the shade.
Ventilation for storage
Garlic bulbs are usually sold in a net, and it is done for a good reason. The bulbs of the plant deserve ventilation to maintain their shelf life for a long time. At home it is therefore appropriate to store the garlic separately rather than in a pantry, bag or airtight storage box.
Store peeled garlic cloves
Have you ever accidentally peeled more cloves than you wanted to use? Peeled (and even sliced) garlic can be stored for a while. You only need to place the cloves in an airtight storage container (yes, you can if they are peeled). A glass container is better than a plastic container because plastic absorbs the strong garlic odor. The container must seal tightly to avoid everything in your fridge from smelling like the fragrant garlic. You can also store the peeled and/or sliced garlic in the refrigerator for up to two days.
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