How to Store Fruits and Vegetables so They Last Longer?
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Get the most out of your favorite antioxidant-filled ingredients with these
refrigerator storage tips!
If you look around your local supermarket, the layout is a great guide to how you
should store your fresh produce once you get it home.
To best preserve your healthy ingredients for optimal nutrition, we’ve broken it down
so you can get the most bang for your buck and stop throwing away spoiled produce.
Fruits + Veggies Not to Be Refrigerated
Hard squash like spaghetti, butternut and acorn do not require refrigeration
due to their tough exterior.
Tomatoes are another veggie that is best and most flavorful when kept at
Bananas especially like to be at room temperature, and this tropical fruit will
quickly turn brown in cooler temperatures.
Prepped + Chopped Veggies
Store chopped veggies in an airtight container to help them hold their moisture and
crispness. Veggies like broccoli and cauliflower don’t need extra moisture.
Cauliflower that has been “riced” will keep best stored in an airtight container without
any added liquid.
Asparagus, Celery + Carrots
These veggies crave moisture. Store them with a little bit of water in a glass
container. If they should start to wilt or soften from being stored without moisture,
they might just be dehydrated and need water. Slice off the bottom and stand them
in a wide mouth mason jar with a little bit of water in the refrigerator. This will help
them absorb the water and get back to their crunchy selves.
Berries are often the first fruit to show signs of spoiling, which is a waste of the
precious fruit and your money. To avoid mold from growing, rinse berries in a water
bath with a splash of vinegar for a few minutes. Then pat them dry and store in an