• Unwrapped: Ways to Keep Food Fresh Longer
    Heed these food-protection tips and tricks for your family's safety.
  • Preserving the freshness of food is one of moms' topmost priorities. Not only does it help ensure a nutritious diet for your kids, it also helps you get your grocery-shopping money's worth. It's a top concern especially during the holiday season, when your expenses increase and you have to attend (and sometimes host) Christmas parties and reunions left and right.

    Fortunately, using reliable clingwrap is a no-fail method of keeping your food fresh for a long time. Clingwrap acts as a plastic barrier that prevents moisture loss, which leads to food spoilage.

    Here are some clever ways to protect different kinds of food for your family and keep them fresh longer:

    FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

    Refrigeration can slow down food spoilage. However, it's not ideal for all kinds of food, such as cucumbers and onions.

    Fruits and veggies constantly respire or "breathe." They produce a colorless and odorless gas called ethylene, which speeds up the ripening (and spoilage) process of produce that are sensitive to it. Different fruits and vegetables produce ethylene in varying amounts, so it's good to separate the high-producing ones (examples: apples, avocadoes, bananas) from the ethylene-sensitive ones (examples: green leafy vegetables, bell pepper, sweet corn, watermelon). Sorting and wrapping produce with Glad® ClingWrap keeps the moisture from escaping when stored in the fridge.

    MEATS

    For poultry, wrap each individual piece, unwashed, in Glad® Clingwrap, and place the chicken pieces in a freezer zipper bag and seal. 

    For pork and beef, remove from packaging, wrap the meat securely in Glad® ClingWrap, place it in a freezer zipper bag, seal tightly, and freeze meat until ready to use.

    Lastly, place the meat on the lowest shelf in your refrigerator to keep its juices from seeping into other frozen food items.

    BAKED GOODS

    Wrap homemade cookie dough in Glad® ClingWrap, place it in a zipper bag, and store in the refrigerator. After cookies have been baked and thoroughly cooled, store them in an airtight container. If soft cookies are too dry, place an apple wedge in the container to help bring back the moisture. If hard cookies are too soft, put some bread into the container to absorb all the moisture.

    Keeping food fresh is a cinch especially when you've got the best ever Glad® ClingWrap, which has 1.5 times* tighter seal, keeping out air for long-lasting freshness. Storing food correctly means you can enjoy delicious fruits and vegetables for longer. Glad® ClingWrap seals in up to 99% more moisture of vegetables such as lettuce, bell pepper, and tomatoes, as well as fruits such as avocadoes, apples, watermelons, oranges, kiwis, pineapples, and strawberries.

    The latest addition to the Best Ever ClingWrap family, the Glad® Mini ClingWrap  lets you cover and safeguard small food portions to keep them fresh and protected longer.

    It's also great to know that these Glad® products are free from BPA and harmful plasticizers, making these absolutely microwave-safe. And that's something to be glad about!

    To learn more about benefits of using Glad® ClingWrap to keep what you love fresh, go here.

     

    *Up to 1.5 times (or 50%) improvement in Glad® cling film to Glad® cling film seal

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