What’s the cost of one?
Avocado: Beloved by many, avocado is an excellent base for sauces, salads, sandwiches and even smoothies. Nevertheless, it is a problematic crop to grow and to source locally. Plus, it is tough to catch them in a perfectly edible state. Avocados need to be consumed as soon as they’re ripe because shortly after they become overripe, fast. How much water goes to waste when 1 avocado is wasted then? It takes about 227 litres of water to produce 1 avocado. So, if you are not going to use a whole avocado, here’s a way to save it. Rub the rest with lemon, cover with stretch film and store it in the refrigerator. It should extend its life for one or two more days. You will be avoiding food and water waste and keep your ingredients fresh.
Potatoes: A hearty, tasty and inspirational food, potatoes are delicious in any way we serve it. Yet, wasting just a single potato means wasting 25 litres of water. Don’t store potatoes near onions as onions cause them to sprout faster to add even more time to its long shelf life.
Bread: Bread is the most wasted food on Earth. Despite the limitless possibilities it offers, both fresh and stale, unfortunately, we don’t make the most of it. Beyond the food waste, at least 40 litres of water also goes to waste with each slice of bread that is wasted.
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