Save Money And Eat Healthily: Cheap Foods That Last For A Long Time

Garlic Remains Fresh For Half A Year

Although garlic powder lasts for a long time, you can buy whole garlic and keep it on hand for six months. It’ll taste fresher and provide more health benefits. However, you need to keep garlic away from the fridge. Cold and humidity cause whole garlic to sprout and mold earlier.

A person stacks garlic bulbs on a scale.
Sergei BobylevTASS via Getty Images
Sergei BobylevTASS via Getty Images

Keep the bulbs whole in mesh bags or woven baskets. Place them in a dim, dry, cool area. Chopped garlic will stay fresh in the fridge for a couple of weeks. At some stores, you can pick up whole garlic for $2 per pound.