Now that I’m limiting my trips to the grocery store, we are having a fresh produce box delivered home. The box came with tons of yummy fresh produce so now I’m challenged with how to keep fruits and veggies fresh longer. It would be a shame for any of it to go bad and remember eat healthy feel great. Be aware, certain fruits and veggies release ethylene which speed up the ripening process.
Ways to keep fruits and veggies fresh longer
Use produce bags: keep fruit and veggies in a breathable storage bag like these pictured below:
Be cautious of cold sensitive produce like potatoes, garlic and onions. They do well in cool dark environment and not in the fridge.
The ethylene emitter produce like avocados, bananas, peaches and tomatoes need to be stored on the counter until ripe and then put in the fridge to lengthen shelf life. Store separate to keep from ripening too fast.
Do not wash mushrooms. Keep them in a sealed container in the fridge unwashed.
Keep apples, cantaloupe, apricots and honeydew in the fridge but separate from greens to prevent ethylene wilting the greens.
If you wish to ripen bananas quickly, separate individual fruits from the bunch. Keeping the bunch together will slow the ripening process down.
If your desired fruit or veggie isn’t listed here stay tuned for more info later on how to keep other fruits and veggies fresh longer.
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