11 Ways to Keep Fresh Produce Fresh Longer

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One area that most people try to save money is on food. Many people trying to eat healthy on a budget bemoan the fact that fresh produce doesn’t stay fresh for long. Too much of it goes to waste because it spoils too quickly. However, if you practice smart storage and shopping, you can extend the life of your produce and possibly save yourself a little money in the process. Here are some tips:

Buy some items slightly under-ripe

I’m a big banana lover. I’ve learned, though, that I do best when I buy bananas that are still slightly on the green side. This is especially true if I have one left and won’t start eating the new batch for a couple of days. The slight greenne


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3 Responses to 11 Ways to Keep Fresh Produce Fresh Longer

  1. Denise A. says:

    Here is an idea that i found on Pinterest. The original link is broken or i would have posted that. Cleaning fruit – fill sink with water, add 1 C. vinegar, mix. Add all fruit and soak for 10 minutes. Water will be dirty and fruit will sparkle with no wax or dirty film. I don’t see why this wouldn’t work it vegetables as well, except those like mushroom that absorb water.

  2. What a great post mate. I shared it on my Facebook page. We also separate the veg and fruit and never put tomatoes in the refrigerator. These tips are great to save money. We often buy from the reduced rack and can get a few days out of the produce if there is a ding in it but normally eat it right way with-in a day or 2 or freeze it.

  3. Minny says:

    Potatoes need to be kept in the dark – a dark coloured cloth bag is best. This stops them from going green.

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