We all know we need to eat lots of fresh fruits and veggies to stay healthy. But are there tricks to making it last longer?
Jeanette Pavini is here with tips to help you cut down on wasting food.
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How to Keep Produce Fresh
Audra Lowe: You need lots of fresh fruits and vegetables to stay healthy, but are there tricks to make them last longer? Jeanette Pavini is here with some tips to help you cut down on wasting food in today’s Better Ways to Save.
Jeanette Pavini: Thanks Audra. Well, waste not want not. American families’ are throwing nearly a quarter of all the fresh produce they buy because it spoils. So the key to freshness is proper storage.
All sorts of vegetables need to be stored separately. And you should pick through berries and take any that are bruised or moldy, then store them in a refrigerator. Don’t wash them until you’re ready to use them and they’ll stay fresh for a day or two.
Wash lettuce and herbs in a cold water then drain, dry in a spinner or colander. Store in a plastic bag with a few sheets of paper towel inside the crisper of the refrigerator for up to a week. And don’t store potatoes, onions or garlic in the fridge. Keep them in a cool, dark and dry spot.
And remember, if you won’t use the produce, pop in a freezer bag and freeze it.
Audra Lowe: Well, coming up on Wednesday, how to save when it comes to travel. We all need to bargain on.