Fruits and Vegetables may keep longer in storage than their nutritional value will last! Most food begin to loose nutrients as soon as they are picked. By the time they get to you they have already lost a good share of their nutrients.
Don't worry about long storage with perishable foods, buy only what you and your family will eat in 2 or 3 days time. Buy locally to get the freshest possible and local growers often have the best quality.
Or grow your own. Back yard gardens can be a fun project for a family, great exercise and save you money too! If you don't have space, grow a few foods in containers! Tomatoes are easy to grow, lettuce can be grown in a window box, and cucumbers can be trained to grow on a fence or up a tree. Have fun with it and score some great nutrition in the bargain!
- 7/12/2010 8:53:34 AM