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Storing fresh basil leaves Store fresh basil leaves in the refrigerator, loosely wrapped in a plastic bag for up to one week. Make sure that the leaves are completely dry before putting them in the bag, otherwise they will turn black.
 
Retaining the aroma and flavour of basil in recipes Add basil leaves towards the end of cooking to retain the aroma and flavor.
 
Preserving the color of basil leaves To preserve the color of basil leaves, do not cut cut them - leave them whole instead.
 
Nutritional information on bananas Ripe bananas contain about 20% sugar whereas unrip bananas contain only 1% sugar. An average banana contains 0.6 grams of fat.

One cup of mashed bananas contains 200 calories, 1g fat, 3% Vitamin A, 33% Vitamin C and no cholesterol. Bananas are also rich in Dietary Fiber, Vitamin B6, Potassium and Manganese.
 
Help green bananas ripen faster Store bananas in a place with a lot of humidity, at 70 degrees Fahrenheit for 2 to 3 days to help them ripen faster. Neven store bananas in the refrigerator. 
Storing ripe bananas Store ripe bananas at a temperature of about 60 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit with a lot of humidity and good air circulation.
 
Storing baking powder Store baking powder tightly covered since moisture will cause it to detoriate faster. Do not keep baking powder for a long time since it loses its strength with time.
 
Use baking soda for cleaning clogged drains Use baking powder and boiling water to unclog drains.
 
Clean coffee and wine stains Use baking soda dissolved in water to clean wine or coffee stains.
 
Getting rid of bad odors and moisture in your refrigerator or microwave oven Add an open box of baking soda in your refrigerator or microwave oven to get rid of bad odors and moisure.