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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Keeping Veggies and Fruits Fresh Without Plastic

One way to keep things simpler and cost effective in our lives is to minimize food waste.  How was your last trip to the back of your fridge?  Was it scary because you couldn't identify some of the objects?  Did you want to smack yourself off the side of your head because "..I didn't know I had that" was lurking back there?
It may help to cut down on food waste if we can keep fruits and vegetables fresher for longer periods of time.  I have had some bananas that have rotted before I get home from the grocer.  Well, not really, but it seems that way.
I am providing a list of fruits and veggies and how to keep them fresh.  What you see here is not at all the complete list so if you click here you will land on the Berkeley's Farmers' Markets fact sheet.  Good info, really.
Here is a sampling:
- store on a cool counter or shelf for up to two weeks. For longer storage in a cardboard box in the fridge.

- store in a cool place, with good airflow, never in an air-tight container.
- on a cool counter to room temperature or fridge if fully ripe
-store in an airtight container. Don’t wash cherries until ready to eat, any added
moisture encourages mold.


Don’t forget, they’re fragile. When storing be careful not to stack too many high, a

single layer if possible. A paper bag works well, only wash before you plan on eating them.

Hope this reference proves to be helpful.  It should make things simpler.

Good day!

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