Reducing Food Waste
With Earth Day right around the corner, we’re rounding up three easy ways to reduce food waste that you can incorporate into your everyday life.
Choose ugly mangos
When you go grocery shopping, you probably choose the most beautiful looking fruits and veggies. We’re all the guilty of this, but next time, try a less-than-appealing looking mango. Just because the peel isn’t perfectly blushed, doesn’t mean the flesh won’t be incredible. Give the mango a squeeze. If it gives a little, then you know it’s ripe and ready to enjoy, despite its outward appearance.
Try a plant-based diet
Plant-based diets have a lower impact on the environment. Livestock, such as beef and lamb, have the highest greenhouse gas emissions, while a plant like mango, have much lower emissions. Even just increasing the amount of plants you’re consuming, and decreasing meat can make a difference.
Freeze ripe mangos
This may seem like common sense, but if you bought too many mangos and you don’t think you’ll be able to eat them all before they go bad – just toss them into the freezer! When they’re perfectly ripe, dice them up and put them into freezer bags, and you can enjoy them in the future. That’s one more mango that can be enjoyed instead of ending up in the garbage.
Making small changes in your habits today can positively impact the environment, and make for a better, mango-filled tomorrow!