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5 Best Ways To Preserve Food Without Refrigerator

Manish Yadav
Manish Yadav March 1, 2018

Before the invention of the refrigerator, people used to preserve food by storing it in mud vessel or in water and such other tricks. Here we are bringing some simple methods using which one can store and preserve food for longer period of time.

1. Canning

Canning is an old technique that is used to preserve the food. Here the food is tightly sealed after partially cooking and stored till the time one is ready to eat.

2. Drying

Drying is considered to be the easiest and least laborious way of to preserve food. Since after drying the food, chances of bacteria and germs getting into food reduces to minimal.

3. Fermenting

Fermenting is a bit similar to Canning, but here the food is not sealed and only the good bacteria are allowed to enter and the process uses the acidic brine.

4. Salt Curing and Brining

This is an old technique of preserving food, where the meat, fish or chicken is salted and preserved. Since bacteria don’t grow in more than 10% of salt. In curing and brining salt and sugar are mixed together and the food is stored in it. This mixture should be changed from time to time.

5. Charcuterie

Charcuterie is just like salt curing, but here it is taken one step further and wrapped with cheesecloth and requires no further cooking.

These are few of the simple yet effective home tricks to preserve food for longer period of time without affecting its quality.