Having good and fresh vegetable for you and your family to use every day is a must. No one wants to cook vegetables that have gone soft and lost its colour and taste due to bad storage. Whether you like to buy your produce daily or weekly it doesn’t matter. What matters is that what you buy is stored well and kept on top conditions so that whenever you decide to cook they are fresh. If you are fortunate to buy your produce daily it is great or if you own a little garden from with you will get your vegetables then that’s even better. But for the others here are some storage tips.
The Right Containers
There are some great reusable produce bag available on the market today. These are great at helping you keep your vegetables and fruits fresh for longer. These bags are made using great modern technology that allows for it to store almost all fruits and vegetables. It can also keep all leafy her and fresh and crisp. These bags have a layer that holds water or moisture that allows the contents in the bag to feel cool and prevent drying out. It also keeps fruits from ripening over. For things like tomatoes you could store them in a ventilated container and choose to keep them out of the fridge instead. These do not need the cold temperatures of a refrigerator, but require well ventilated spaces that can also keep it from bruising.
Cut Up Some of Your Fruits
Some fruits are better kept by cutting and storing in containers. Fruits like watermelon, pineapple and other melons. Cut them into bite size cubes and store them separately in different containers. This way you can make consuming a lot easier too. Every time you feel like you want to toss a few into your cereal or yoghurt you can go ahead without any hassle. It is also easy for the kids to dish out some to snack on when they feel like it. They won’t have to wait for you to come, cut and dish for them.
Some Are Best Left In the Open Air
Things like onions, bananas, avocados and garlic are best left outdoors. You can find a cool room that is dry and free from direct sunlight. This way they will have just the right amount of ventilation. Onions and garlic can be stored together on racks and as long as they don’t get wet they will do fine for months. Make sure you spread them out on paper or a rack that allows for free movement of air. Cramping them can cause bruising and this can start to damage others too. Bananas and avocados can be kept in your fruit basket and kept dry. Avoid water from getting to the basket. These will ripen every day and should be consumed before it can over ripen.
Always make sure you buy the fruits and vegetables from a good source, this way you can avoid fruits that have been exposed to unwanted chemicals to speed up the ripening process. Look for home farmers who will have some of the best produce. They will also be able to give you further tips and tricks on proper storage.