I find it I keep the produce dry they last longer so I wrap in paper towels and wipe the containers dry.
the more you cut the produce the shorter it will last so I keep everything whole and cut a little of everything for salads. Sometime I will put little bit (small pieces that are not bit size) of each veggie in one container, so then I have to get one container out for salads. (then cut up the small pieces into bit size for a salad)
When I have cut up veggies for salads the veggies only last a few days.
Bilby4, THANK you! I have the vacuum sealer but never thought of this solution, and would also prefer to pre-cut veggies but haven't been able to because of storage/spoiling issues. Perfect! I'll start tomorrow. Thanks!
Some people think the “plant-based whole foods diet” is extreme. Half a million a year will have their chests opened up and a vein taken from their leg and sewn onto their coronary artery. Some people would call that extreme. - Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, “Forks Over Knives”
Tupperware has veggie storage containers with humidifier control buttons on the side for different veggies that work pretty well. (They are pretty expensive. I got mine on a good sale.) The vacuum seal contraption and bags are the best though like Bilby said. That is pretty expensive but if you get the mason jars lids you can reuse them. The bags might be reusable, I don't know.
I have a microwave steamer that is pretty much like that. It's a plastic container with lid and handles, and a removable inner basket. If you store vegetables in water it will leach nutrients out of them and for some vegetables it will also deplete the structure. It's not an ideal situation. If you want a better solution I'd suggest a vacuum sealer with re-useable containers. The vegetables will stay dry, crisp and fresh.
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