Learning how to store fresh produce properly is essential if you want to avoid throwing away wilted lettuce and moldy berries. Here are five tips that will help you to keep your fruit and veggie supply fresh until you’re ready to eat it. | Real Food Real Deals
When buying fruit and veggies, always soak them in a 1:4 ratio of vinegar and water to help remove toxins and pesticides. Leave them soaking for up to an hour, longer with nonorganic apples. At the end of the bath, sometimes you can even see cloudy like stuff in the water from the skins and waxes, and dirt on the bottom. Works awesome! Once I did this to blackberries and they were good for 3 WEEKS! That's unheard of with berries & water. The vinegar is KEY :)
If you wrap your celery in tin foil before placing it in the fridge it will last for weeks, and it will still be fresh and crisp when you pull it out! This also works for stored broccoli for 7 weeks wrapped in tin foil, and heads of lettuce for at least 6 weeks!!!
Make and Store a Salad that Will Stay Fresh and Crisp All Week Long
Make and Store a Salad that Will Stay Fresh and Crisp All Week Long... This trick of putting a paper towel in with your salad lettuce will keep it fresh all week long. The paper towel will absorb the moisture, which is the culprit for wilting lettuce.
How to Store Vegetables - Here is the Budget Savvy Diva Cook Tip Uncooked Vegetables should be kept in the fridge wrapped in parchment paper. Do NOT wrap vegetables in plastic bags because the plastic traps moisture and can cause mildew. FREEZING Vegetables - Wrap Vegetables in parchment paper then in foil. However the texture of the vegetable will be lost when it is thawe