How to Keep Fruits and Veggies Fresh ------------------ Countertop Storage Tips......... Refrigerator Storage Tips>>> PRODUCE -- Keep in perforated (holey) plastic bags in the produce drawer of the refrigerator. Keep fruits & vegetables separate, in different drawers, cause ethylene can build up in the fridge, causing spoilage. HERBS - (& asparagus), snip off the ends, store upright in glass of water (like flowers in a vase) & cover w/ plastic bag.
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Hopefully this will help keep fruit and veggies from going bad too early. Smart things here. I have practiced many of these most of my life. I will add Tomatoes. I do not refrigerate them ever. I have a hanging basket in the kitchen for my tomatoes and if I cut it I eat the entire tomato then and there. They act of chilling a whole or cut tomato sucks the flavor away immediately.
Learn how to peel fresh tomatoes | How To Make The Best Tomato Sauce.. My mother in-law used to freeze her extra roma tomatoes and when we needed any for sauces we would just pop out how many we needed and drop them in boiling water for several seconds..