What if I told you that there’s a whole lot of food you’re wasting every month?
A 2018 study by the USDA found that the average US consumer wastes about a pound of food a day. That’s a pretty significant amount of food over the course of a week, a month, or a year.
So the question is, well, what is it?
Here’s the thing, the type of food waste you do is dependent upon how you eat. If you’re someone who cooks a lot, your waste is most likely in the form of scraps; stems, fruit rinds, cores, bones – that kind of thing. But that’s not exclusively it; you’re also likely not eating everything in your pantry or your fridge before it goes past its best before date.
Business Insider reports that some of the most commonly wasted foods are fruits and vegetables, rice and bread, and dairy products.
Here’s what you can do to cut back on your food waste and get more out of the food you buy!
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