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Water

Water

You’ll be amazed by how much water it takes to produce the food we eat. When we throw good food away, we waste the water too.

  • Steak

    2,310 litres of water are used to produce one piece of steak (150g) [15,400 litre/kg] – leftover cooked meat keeps for up to two days in the fridge, and can be frozen for another time or used in a delicious sandwich for lunch the next day.

    steak 2310litres
  • Bread

    1,286 litres of water are used to make one standard loaf of bread (800g) [1,608 litre/kg] – why not split your loaf and put half in the freezer and try toasting from frozen.

    bread 1286litres
  • Cheese

    1,271 litres of water are used to make a standard sized pack of cheese (400g) [3,178 litre/kg] – when you’ve opened it, keep it well wrapped or in an air-tight container in the fridge. Don’t forget you can safely eat cheese after its best before date.

    cheese 1271litres
  • Pizza

    1,259 litres of water are used to make one margarita pizza – keep an eye on the date label and if you’re not going to eat it before it goes past the ‘use by’ date, pop it in the freezer to enjoy another time.

    pizza 1259litres
  • Chicken

    649 litres of water are used to produce one chicken breast (150g) [4,325 litre/kg] - why not save yourself time later by cooking it all and freezing the extra portion for another time.

    chicken 649litres
  • Potatoes

    287 litres of water are used to produce 1kg of potatoes – keep them in a cool, dark place. Why not try making skin-on mash and keeping any leftover potatoes to make a delicious potato salad or fried potato cake.

    potato 287litres
  • Eggs

    196 litres of water are used to produce one egg (60g) – keep yours in the fridge, and if you cook it thoroughly you can use it up to two days after the ‘best before’.

    egg 196litres
  • Banana

    160 litres of water are used to produce one banana – if yours are looking a bit soft, mash bananas on toast with a sprinkle of cinnamon for a delicious breakfast.

    banana 160litres
  • Apple

    125 litres of water are used to produce one apple – keep yours in the fridge, in the loosely tied bag to make it last for longer.

    apple 125litres
  • Rice

    125 litres of water are used to produce a single portion of rice (50g) [2,497 litre/kg] – use scales or a mug to measure out rice when you cook it, and if you’ve cooked too much, cool it quickly, put it into an air-tight container in the fridge and use it the next day.

    rice 25litres
  • Tomato

    50 litres of water are used to produce one tomato (250g) – keep yours in the fridge, and if you’ve got too many, puree them and freeze them to use in soups and sauces.

    tomato 50litres

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