Mushrooms - preferrably purchase whole, not sliced. Place them in a brown paper bag, close loosely and put in the fridge. Shake gently every day or so, if the bag feels damp put them in a new, dry bag. They'll keep up to two weeks that way.
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Fitness Minutes: (142,816) Posts: 22,462 5/1/12 8:26 A
Thank You Everyone for the Great Tips. I appreciate learning these things.
I found out that tomatoes, avocados, kiwi, and onions should be stored out of the refrigerator. If you like them cold just stick them in the refrigerator for a couple hours before you serve them. To ripen avocados and kiwi, put them in a paper bag for a day or 2. Be sure to check them after the first day because they can ripen fast.
I buy fresh veggies when I am going to use them raw. When I am going to cook them in soups or stews or use them in smoothies etc. I buy them frozen. Frozen veggies and fruits are flash frozen on the day they are picked so they are healthy.
I store veggies in one drawer in my fridge and fruits in the other. I rinse berries in vinegar water before I store them and they seem to last longer.
I too, put paper towels in with my lettuce, kale and other greens to keep them from molding. I put a paper towel in a container with my cut up green and red peppers to keep them from getting too soggy once they are cut.
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Fitness Minutes: (22,202) Posts: 7,999 4/29/12 12:46 P
I've gotten lots of tips from the folks in the produce department. I tend to shop at stores that are freggie friendly, so the staff is knowledgeable and treats the produce with care. They know a lot, so use them as a resource.
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Fitness Minutes: (142,816) Posts: 22,462 4/29/12 12:28 P
I don't wash my produce till I use it so that helps a lot. I use tupperware containers for my grapes, the one that is supposed to be used for lettuce it is that big green globe type container. I use this big oblong tupperware container for my celery. I have to cut the head of celery in half because although the container is long, it is not long enough. I save the plastic containers the spring mix or spinach comes in to use to store my greens. I put a paper towel on the top and the bottom to soak up any extra moisture.
Other things I store in the fridge I store in open plastic bags so moisture does not occur.
I never refrigerate tomatoes as the lose their taste.
Any extra veggies or fruits I have that are starting to get too ripe or to possibly spoil I wash them real well and then I freeze to use in my Green Smoothies or Raw Soups.
I'm very new to this whole buying mostly veggy thing and I was wondering if anyone could give me some tips on how to keep veggy's fresh longer. You see I want to bring as many fresh veggies as possible into my home but I don't want them going bad and a lot of the veggies we will be buying I've never bought before, so I am not sure which veggies should be stored which way. The more you can tell me the better!!
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