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Storing bagels Bagels taste best when eaten fresh. For long time storage, wrap then in a paper bag, put them in a plastic bag and freeze them. They will keep for up to 6 months. To use them, remove from the freezer, lightly moisten them with cold water, slice them in half and bake or toast them. Do not use a microwave oven since the result will not be the same.
 
Disinfecting dish cloth and kitchen sponge from bacteria Kitchen sponge and dish cloth are dangerous sources of bacteria. You can easily disinfect them by placing them in a microwave oven for 60 seconds.
 
Storing smoked bacon Bacon sealed in vacuum sealed container will keep for up to a month in the refrigerator. Open bacon will keep for up to 1 week when stored in the refrigerator.
 
Reducing the amount salt in smoked bacon To reduce the amount salt in smoked bacon, put it in boiling water for about 1 minute before using it.
 
Storing avocados To slow the ripening process of avocados, store them in the refrigerator. At room temperature, avocados take from 3 to 5 days to ripen. To speed up the ripening process of avocados, keep them at room temperature in a plastic or paper bag together with an apple.
 
Intensifying the aroma of cumin and coriander seeds To intensify the aroma of cumin and coriander seeds, fry them or toast them before using them in your recipe.
 
Checking if an avocado is ripe A ripe avocado will yield slightly when you press it gently in the palm of your hand.
 
Nutritional information on apple juice 1 cup of apple juice provides 170% of your daily vitamin C requirements and 125 calories. Apple juice is also low in fat and sodium.
 
Nutritional information on applesauce Applesauce is a good source of fiber. It is low in sodium and contains no fat, no cholesterol and no saturated fat. 1/2 cup of applesauce contains 52 calories, 1g dietary fiber and 13g carbohydrate.
 
Nutritional information on avocado Avocado contains a lot of fat, compared to other fruits. Most of it though is monounsaturated fat which is good for the health. They also have 60% more potassium than bananas, are in vitamin B, E, K and folate.