Did you know that about 1.3 billion tons of food is thrown away globally every single year? A big part of this waste is leftovers, and the reality is, the majority of it can be saved and consumed later. When you have a large amount of leftovers, consider freezing it for use days or even weeks later. In addition to cooked foods (stored in airtight containers), also consider freezing nuts, whole wheat flour and brown rice, since the natural oils in these items can make them rancid quickly. And leftover bread, herbs and cheese can be frozen and thawed out quickly for use in future cooking, too.
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