No doubt, you've experienced that sinking feeling of finding bad veggies in the fridge. Why didn't they last longer? Here at Good & Fugly, we don’t think vegetables should ever go to waste.
So, we wanted to share with you these simple hacks, to ensure your vegetables last the longest they can! Here are the best ways to store your veggies to maximise their freshness:
1) Leafy greens like lettuce, kale, and spinach should be cut from the head, washed and dried thoroughly. Once dry, place one or two layers on top of paper towels and gently roll the towels up, securing with a rubber band.
2) Asparagus should have the root end trimmed and placed in a glass or jar of water, like flowers in a vase, with a plastic bag over the top. This will keep the stalk fresh and prevent it from absorbing scents from other foods in the refrigerator.
3) Broccoli and brussel sprouts will need to maintain their moisture and need to breathe. Storing them between lightly moistened paper towels on a plate in the refrigerator will keep them fresh longest. Cauliflower can also be stored this way but once cut it loses flavour quickly and is particularly sensitive to absorbing other flavours in the refrigerator.
4) Cabbage, cucumbers, rhubarb, and squash, once cut, should be tightly wrapped in plastic, stored in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator, and used within a few days. Pickling cabbage and cucumbers will extend their life even more.
5) Carrots, celery, and radishes can be kept in plastic bags in the refrigerator wrapped in moist paper towels. Another option is to store them in a bowl of water covered with a paper towel to keep out debris.
6) Green beans should be stored in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.
7) Leeks and onions can impart their flavour onto other foods in your refrigerator so store these in an airtight container or bag.
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