All of you probably know that recommended daily intake of fruits and veggies is at least 5 portions a day. It is not a problem when you live alone or with a partner; but how can you deal with it if your family is big? How to supply your whole, big familywith fresh fibers and vitamins, natural sugars, and other beneficial ingredients found in vegetables and fruits every day? Because, it is a lot of things to be kept in house and your freezers, and you probably don’t have room for that. There are people who simply do not eat enough of those precisely just because they “do not have where to keep ‘em from rotting”, but it is not a solution. We know how much they are important for our health.
To preserve all the best of your fruits and veggies, you must know where and how to keep them. If you do not know how- I’ll tell you my secrets.
- The first thing that you should keep in mind is that you shouldn’t wash your fruits and veggies as soon as you buy them. Wash them just before you intend to eat them. This is because the water drops that remain on fruits and vegetables make them rot. So, the best way is to wash every single piece just before you’ll eat it.
- The second important thing is- if you have a habit to buy fruits every day rather than buy it for the whole week, and keep it out of fridge, you should keep them out of sunlight. Put them in a shade, in an open plastic bag or bowl so they’ll remain fresh.
- Also, fruits and vegetables in your fridge should be kept separately, in separate boxes. That’s because if they are kept together, they’ll produce ethylene which makes fruits and veggies go bad. The biggest producers of ethylene are apples, bananas, apricots, and tomatoes. And an extra tip- if you bought fruits and vegetables that are not still fully ripe-put them in a bowl with one of those, and they’ll ripe very soon.
- And an extra advice which I was told by a man on a local market: always take of the leaves off your carrots, because it keeps carrots fresh longer. Leaves are “stealing” water from carrots, so cut them off as soon as you buy your carrots.
The most expensive fruits and veggies are those paid but thrown away because they went bad. My advices will surely help you to avoid throwing away paid things. Try them out and let me know what you think of them.