If you are unable to tell which tomatoes are ripe or if that lettuce is fresh, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has a helpful guide on how to select vegetables at the supermarket that LifeHacker has put it in an easy-to-scan, printable infographic format to save it on your phone or print it out and take it to the store, and you’ll always have the freshest veggies. Check it out below.
How to dry fresh herbs [Illustrations]
Originally published by Jake Lemkowitz, illustrated by Alessandra Olanow on westelm.com
Herbs add life to you windowsill and flavor to your cooking. But most varieties also grow way too fast for you to use them all. See how easy it is to dry fresh herbs and make the most of your indoor garden.
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The Problem with Water [Infographic]
by PJ Dore
783,000,000 people don’t have access to safe fresh water. The total volume of water on Earth is 97.5% salt water, and just 3.5% fresh water. And still, to produce 1 car it takes about 30,000L of water.
We clearly have a water problem… Let’s conserve our resources!
How to Make Fresh Flowers Last Longer [Infographic]
by the team at Serenata Flowers
You have just received a beautiful bouquet. It looks stunning in vase next to the window, but you wonder what happens after few days. The flowers will fade away and your joy will only last a few days. Good news is there are simple tricks you can use to prolong the life of your blooms.
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Guide to Fresh Juicing [Infographic]
Originally published by nutriprojuicer.com
The fresh juice frenzy is taking over fridges – According to Google; interest about juicers reached an all-time high in January 2013. Millions have embraced this food-culture phenomenon, enjoying a multitude of health benefits.
However, as this trend evolves it is important to be aware of which types of juice yield the most nutritional value. Did you know that currently 98% of the juices sold in the U.S. are pasteurized? Pasteurization uses a cooking process that kills bacteria to increase shelf life, but also destroys the natural enzymes, minerals, and essential nutrients contained in fresh juice.
Reaping the benefits of juicing through the use of fresh fruits and vegetables is more important than ever and is a tasty, easy way to meet your fruit and vegetable requirement. To improve your health – research has found that drinking fresh pressed juices can improve sleep, increase energy, decrease stress, and even lead to a longer life.