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How to Keep Fruits and Veggies Fresh

Proper Storage Prevents Spoilage, Saving You Hundreds

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8/18/2008 9:26:55 PM

MAPGEEK's SparkPage
I found the best way to store leafy vegetables is to wash and pat dry, then wrap them in unbleached muslin. Stays crisp for a long period of time. I do my beans the same way and it works pretty well for them too.
7/30/2008 5:13:05 PM

MERNIE77's SparkPage
Broccoli can be stored the same as fresh herbs, cut the stem and place is in water (like flowers) in the fridge. Sometimes I have vases with herbs right on the table for use while cooking - and they are pretty and smell nice.

GREAT article!!
TONE102
7/29/2008 4:46:21 PM

Am I to assume the ones that are to be stored on the countertop should be stored in the fridge once cut? My problem is that in this apt there is such a SMALL fridge with 2 very small bins and with me being vegetarian and an Iguana and a bird both veggies themselves, there is a lot of wasted produce.
7/28/2008 9:16:10 PM

OSTERA15's SparkPage
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.
7/21/2008 6:52:02 AM

PEACEAROSE99's SparkPage
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.
K_RENEE
7/17/2008 11:05:27 PM

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.
7/16/2008 2:57:43 PM

KELLYJOHN03's SparkPage
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 .
7/14/2008 5:32:59 AM

SHIVANI_292's SparkPage
hi, i have recenlty entered into the house managing thing...got married in november ..so 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?
RJD413
6/25/2008 8:46:46 AM

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!
6/20/2008 12:28:29 PM

BIGBROWNEYES4U's SparkPage
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!!
6/6/2008 10:10:26 AM

ISIS822's SparkPage
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.
5/30/2008 5:07:44 PM

JIBBIE49's SparkPage
I keep meaning to buy the "Green Bags" so this article really helped!
5/27/2008 4:35:03 PM

DIAMONDGIRL2482's SparkPage
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!
MCCURDY63
5/27/2008 5:51:54 AM

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.
5/23/2008 10:08:02 AM

NANCYJAC's SparkPage
Very useful article and additional tips from posters. Thanks much!

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