As onions and garlic are one of the healthiest foods, they should be present in every household. They are considered to be the ‘king and queen’ in the kitchen. Add them to your meals to make them taster and to enjoy their health benefits.

Garlic and onions belong to the family Allium genus. They are loaded with plenty of vitamins and minerals. They have countless health benefits. Namely, they enhance the blood circulation and reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes, heart diseases and infections.

You have probably noticed the garlic growing a small green sprout on the top of it and the onions getting moldy. It is really hard to keep them fresh, so in this article we are going to show you how to keep them properly in order to prolong their freshness.

HOW TO EXTEND THE FRESHNESS OF GARLIC AND ONIONS

– You will need:

• Garlic and onions, which are blemish-free and firm
• Brown paper bags (you can use lunch paper bags)
• Paper clips to close the bags
• A hole punch

– Directions:

• In the top half of the paper bags make holes in order to provide good ventilation.

• Also, fold the paper bag in half in the direction of the length, pinhole the edge, flip the bag and pinhole the other edge. The pinholes should be 1”.

• After that, fill the paper bags to the half, fold the top of the paper bag over, and cut it to hold the top down.

• You can keep the paper bags in the kitchen, but make sure they are not exposed to a direct sunlight.

• You can reuse the paper bags again and again.

Storing garlic and onions in this way will help you to keep them fresh for a few months. Moreover, their longevity may differ depending on the humidity, the temperature and the conditions where the bags are stored.

ADDITIONAL TIPS

1. NO POTATOES NEARBY:

Onions and potatoes should not be kept together. Potatoes release gasses, which will accelerate their spoilage.

2. NO PLASTIC BAGS:

Do never store garlic and onions in a plastic bag. It will accelerate spoilage and sprouting due to the lack of air circulation.

3. TEMPERATURE:

Onions and garlic will last longer in a dark, cool area. Moreover, you should not store onions for a long period in the fridge, as the cold temperature will weaken their texture and they will impact their flavor on the surrounding products.