HOW TO KEEP FRUITS AND VEGETABLES LAST LONGER
Have you ever stocked up your fridge with tons of fruits and veggies, only to see it get moldy and decompose just a couple days later? Here are some tips and tricks so that you can keep all that food fresh for as long as possible.
- Keep potatoes, onions, and tomatoes in a cool, dry place, but not in the fridge. The cold will ruin its flavor.
- Store unripe fruits and veggies on the kitchen Only move them to the fridge once they’re ripe.
- Store salad greens and fresh herbs in bags filled with a little air and sealed tightly.
- Lengthen the lives of citrus fruits by storing them in the fridge in a mesh or perforated plastic bag.
- Produce such as carrots, lettuce, and broccoli start to spoil as soon as they're picked, so place these in separate plastic baggies in the crisper in your fridge ASAP. And make sure they're dry when you separate them as moisture speeds up spoiling
- Cut the leafy tops of your pineapple off and store your pineapple upside down. This helps redistribute sugars that sink to the bottom during shipping and also helps it keep longer.
- Avoid washing berries until right before you're ready to eat them as wetness encourages mold growth.