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How to Keep Fruits and Veggies Fresh

Proper Storage Prevents Spoilage, Saving You Hundreds


  • My mother-in-law told me to keep potatoes in a paper bag in the fridge. I tried it and they last at least a week longer then on the counter. - 7/28/2008 9:16:10 PM
  • I through out so much food and although it goes to the chickens. Still feel especially now with costs getting so high it is such a waste, Alos, who can go to the grocery store every couple of days. I don't have the time, discipline or inclination to do it. I have been wondering myself if green bags were worth the money. It seems prople think they are a good investment. I also wondered what the black means as there was no indication on the chart. This is a great article for those of us incorparating fresh fruits and veggies into our way of life. - 7/21/2008 6:52:02 AM
    This little guide is awesome! I learned that I've been storing some of my produce wrong... no wonder it spoiled so fast! LOL I'm going to print it out and hang it on the fridge as a reminder. - 7/17/2008 11:05:27 PM
  • I agree, the green bags work well. I especailly like them for bananas and bagged salads. Because of these bags, I'm eating more fresh fruit . - 7/16/2008 2:57:43 PM
  • hi, i have recenlty entered into the house managing married in november i was looking for all this information. Now i woul be able to purchase more...
    could you tell me what to do with black coded stuff life cabbage? - 7/14/2008 5:32:59 AM
  • RJD413
    OMG...this is exactly what I have been looking for. Now I don't have to come home and search for "how to store X" every time I come home from the grocery store. Thanks SP! - 6/25/2008 8:46:46 AM
  • Great information ladies. Thanks for all the helpful tips. I will be using your suggestions for keeping my fruits and veggies fresh longer Have a Spark Day!! - 6/20/2008 12:28:29 PM
  • I have found that wrapping celery in tin foil keeps it fresh longer. This was a tip from Martha Stewart. I tried it and was really surprised that it worked so well. I believe it doubled the life of my celery. - 6/6/2008 10:10:26 AM
  • I keep meaning to buy the "Green Bags" so this article really helped! - 5/30/2008 5:07:44 PM
  • Green Bags work!! And you can find them at Wal-mart. I use them especially for my baby spinach and pre-cut lettuce. Before I would never get through the whole baby of spinach before having to throw out half the bag. Now I eat the whole bag and every time I do they taste just as fresh as the day I opened the bag. It is a miracle! And a HUGE money saver. You get back the price you pay for the bags ten times over! - 5/27/2008 4:35:03 PM
    thought there was some excellent information in this article, but I live an hour's drive from any shops so all my fruit and veg (except onions) is stored in the fridge. The article says to store tomatoes on the counter-top, mine wouldn't last long enough if I did that. Everything lasts much longer in the fridge, especially potatoes and apples. - 5/27/2008 5:51:54 AM
  • Very useful article and additional tips from posters. Thanks much! - 5/23/2008 10:08:02 AM
  • If you will individually wrap your onions in newspaper and store in the refrigerator, they will remain crisp and useable for at least a month. This works especially well for Vidalia or sweet onions. - 5/21/2008 7:12:02 PM
  • For storing cut up veggies like radishes, green onions, carrot sticks, celery sticks, etc. I place them in a plastic bag and add enough water to cover and refrigerate. Make sure the bag seals well, but then you have prepared snacks and all you have to do is shake off the water. They keep nice and crisp for quite a while! - 5/21/2008 6:25:42 PM
  • I was looking for something like this and purchased some Debbie Myer bags yesterday at Bed,Bath&Beyond for $9.99. I think they used to be called Evercare and Debbie Myers bought them. I also purchased for about the same price, this container from Container Store that supposedly keeps fruit/produce fresh. We'll see. Hopefully, they both work - I don't want to throw away food. Also, I would like to get the actual chart and print it out to put on my fridge. Does anyone have this? - 5/21/2008 12:34:46 PM

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