Ways to Keep Fresh Produce Fresh
Fresh Produce is expensive and it’s perishable so finding ways to keep it fresher longer is a cool thing. Here are some great tips how to prevent our fruits and veggies from ending up in the trash!really great tips how to
1. Bananas that ripen too fast and get soft:
To prevent the bananas from ripening too fast, just wrap the stems tightly with plastic wrap. This reduces the amount of ethylene emitted from the fruit. This gas causes other fruits and veggies from ripening too fast. Try to keep bananas separated from other fruits and veggies.
2. Soft Celery:
To keep celery from getting rubbery, wash and dry the stalks and then wrap them tightly in aluminum foil. This will keep celery fresh for a few weeks.
3. Limp Lettuce:
Line the crisper drawer with paper towels. The paper towels will absorb excess moisture and keep produce crunchier!
4. Moldy Berries:
Rinse the berries in a vinegar and water bath (one part vinegar to three parts water). Then rinse again with water to get rid of the vinegar taste. The vinegar kills bacteria which helps prevent mold growth.
5. Potatoes Sprouting:
Throw an apple in bag with potatoes.
6. Mushrooms that get Slimy:
To keep mushrooms fresh, put them in a paper bag. D0 not plastic which keeps the moisture in and causes mushrooms to mildew.
If you can keep the moisture, then you’ll keep your greens longer.
When it comes to Bananas, Place plastic wrap around the crown of your banana. Bunch to keep them lasting longer. Side note: If you want them to ripen super fast, place them in a closed plastic bag.
Since they emit so much Ethylene gas, they’ll ripen quickly when the gas is trapped by the bag.
Keep them in a bowl with a paper towel, and cover with plastic wrap. The paper towel will absorb the excess moisture.
When it comes to chopped up salad greens, your worst enemy is moisture.