Are you one of those stuck in the constant struggle of having a fridge stocked with fresh produce, and still keeping it fresh enough so that you don’t have to let go of it because it went bad? You’re not alone. And to help you with just that, we’ve got you 3 amazing tips to get produce to last longer than it already does. Read on…
3 Tips to Get Produce to Last Longer
Make Paper Towels Your Friends
Paper towels can be a great help when it comes to making your produce last longer and stay fresh. How? Well, as soon as you get your produce home, wash it and lay it on some paper towels. Once they’re all dry, you can start to store them separately. Once the salad greens are dry, you can wrap them in a dish towel and put them in a plastic bag.
The paper towels help absorb any excess moisture that tends to cause decomposition of the produce, and thereby makes them last longer.
Got some fruits that are perfectly ripe and you feel you won’t be eating them anytime soon? The freezer can work out perfectly for you and can help extend their shelf life. Just pop ‘em in the freezer and you’re sorted- everything from berries and bananas to grapes and pineapples. These fruits taste amazing when frozen and you can also turn them into popsicles to take things up a notch.
Blanch & Roast
Roast your veggies and blanch your greens- because that’s the way to go when it comes to storing your produce for future use. All those greens like Swiss chard and bok choy can be used after days when they’re blanched, and roasting your veggies with a bit of olive oil can make them last for a couple of weeks. If you’re not so keen on roasting, you can also throw them in a pan on high heat with some olive oil, salt and pepper, and saute them for a couple of minutes- store this mixture in the freezer then and that’s pretty much it.
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