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How to Keep Fruits and Veggies Fresh

Proper Storage Prevents Spoilage, Saving You Hundreds

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ESTLOUISE

4/21/2009 4:13:38 PM

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i would never have thought that storing certain vegetables or fruit together could speed the process of them going bad (over ripe)

STILLKICKINGING

3/25/2009 9:14:04 AM

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THERE ARE OTHERS WHO HAVE POSTED THIS COMMENT ALSO; WHAT DO WE DO WITH ALL OF THE ITEMS THAT ARE LISTED ON THE CHART IN BLACK PRINT? YOU DIDN'T GIVE ANY SPECIFICATIONS FOR THIS COLOR IN THE ARTICLE INTRODUCTION. SOMEONE PLEASE POST AN APPROPRIATE ANSWER HERE! THANK YOU TO WHOMEVER HELPS HERE.ALSO, IN RESPONSE TO STORING HERBS IN A GLASS OF WATER IN THE FRIDGE. IT IS A BAD IDEA! I TOO, HAVE TRIED TO STORE VARIOUS HERBS THIS WAY. THEY ALL HAVE FIED A TERRIBLE SLIMY, BLACK & WITHERED UP DEATH WITHIN 2-4 DAYS. IT IS MUCH BETTER TO CLEAN/RINSE THEM IN A COLANDER. LET THOROUGHLY DRAIN. POUR ONTO PAPERTOWELS & LIGHTLY PAT DRY LAY OUT A DOUBLE LAYER OF Papertowels flat, put an even layer of herbs onto towels & gently roll/fold up so that the towel piece3 will fit into your ziploc bag. store in the veggie crisper until needed. they last forever this way as the towels absorb the moisture. change the towels out as they become damp.

LIF.LUF.LAF.

3/3/2009 8:06:32 PM

Wow, I never realized I was storing my stuff wrong, and sure enough, it's been spoiling quickly. Hopefully this will help lots!

MADGIRL1

2/25/2009 8:27:00 PM

I am so glad to learn how to store fruits and vegetables properly. I have always figured they all kinda went in the refridgerator. Thanks again!

NICOLESDIET

2/24/2009 12:00:31 AM

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I stored my iceburg lettuce in the blue recycling bags you get free from the store and it keeps my lettuce fresh for twice as long. I guess it's the cheaper version of the green bags.

JANMARIE57

2/11/2009 1:53:02 AM

How wonderful. I have always wondered how to store vegetables. I don't think I have ever seen anything to address thins problem before. Thanks for the help

SHAY4HIM

1/10/2009 2:39:24 PM

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Wonderful article! Thanks for sharing the advice! :o)

VSTEGGS

12/30/2008 1:46:33 PM

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My mother had strongly recommended green bags. They are one of those "as seen on TV" products and I was unsure if they would work. She found some at Bed Bath and Beyond for around $10 and she loved them. I went and got some and now I would swear by them as well. My produce truly does stay fresher for longer periods of time. The only thing I would not reccomend to put in them is bananas.

LADYOFSHALOTT87

12/14/2008 3:19:58 PM

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A GREAT way to store herbs is in a plastic ziplock bag with a piece of paper towel in there with them. The towel soaks up the extra moisture that forms on the herbs.

LUVMY3SONS85

12/14/2008 2:57:17 PM

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Thats why Im lucky my husband works in the produce department, he tells me how to keep all our fruits and vegetables fresh.

MRSNIX

11/20/2008 4:18:07 PM

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Storing my herbs in a glass covered with a plastic bag caused them to wilt and mold. I lost all of them only 4 days after buying. I would not advise covering the herbs.

EIRINARA

10/22/2008 5:59:12 PM

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great article!!!

SHELLV777

10/12/2008 12:17:24 AM

This was very helpful...I found many mistakes in how I am storing my fruits and veggies. Thanks for sharing!

NANGREEN

9/26/2008 6:32:49 PM

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I printed the chart. It is really helpful when you bring stuff home from the store and need to now how to store it. Groceries are so expensive these days that it is a shame to waste any of them.

Thank you for your help,

KPHICKEY

9/25/2008 7:05:33 AM

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Great article! I also wrap celery in foil; however, I learned that tip from my late mother in-law about 30 yrs ago. My biggest challenge is in readjusting my food buying as an empty nester =-0
Kath

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