Keep this post on your fridge for an easy guide to enhance the life of your produce.
Optimize the freshness of your produce with these simple tips:
- Asparagus: Store upright in container of water in fridge or on counter
- Beets: Remove tops before storage in fridge
- Sweet Corn: Maintain sweetness for several days in refrigeration
- Cucumbers: Keep in upper shelf of refrigerator
- Garlic: Store in paper bags or boxes on the counter
- Greens: Store loosely wrapped in slightly damp paper towel in sealed plastic bag
- Green Beans: Keep in upper shelf of refrigerator
- Herbs: Store in loosely covered container
- Potatoes: Store covered in cool, dry, dark place such as a pantry
- Radishes: Remove tops before storage in refrigeration
- Tomatoes: Store tomatoes on counter until cut, then refrigerate
- Spring Fruits: (Strawberries, cherries, berries) Store in shallow containers, wash just before eating
- Summer Fruits: (Apples, pears, plums, cantaloupes, peaches) Store in separate location from vegetables to prevent early ripening
Check out this guide learn how long fresh picked or purchased fruits and vegetables will last in optimal storage.
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