Clever Tips That Will Save You A Packet

There are several things you can do to make your fresh fruit and veg last longer and we’ve got lots of tips and tricks to show you how.
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Did you know that some fruits, vegetables, and sauces will spoil quicker if they are stored cold? This is just one helpful tip you’ll find as we show you how to make fresh fruit and vegetables last longer.

To say that we learned a thing or two is an understatement. By implementing simple changes to your fridge and pantry layout, you will be thrilled to discover the savings that can be made though less produce spoiling.

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How To Make Your Produce Stretch

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While we’re on the topic, onions, garlic, and potatoes should never be refrigerated. As it turns out, they’re best stored in a cool place, away from direct light.

When it comes to countertops, there are some special tips to adhere to. bananas, citrus, stone fruit, and tomatoes should be stored loose, and out of sunlight, heat, and moisture.

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How To Properly Store Fruit And Veg

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When you do things correctly from the beginning, they will naturally last longer.

It is also important to recognize that high ethylene producers like bananas should be separated from other fresh produce to avoid the ripening process.

Be sure to Pin the above infographic so you can see what should remain in the pantry, on your countertop, or in the fridge.

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How To Make Fresh Fruit And Vegetables Last

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Knowing what goes where is vital if you want your items to last the longest possible time.

One great tip is to keep the husk attached to your corn. You should also wrap your lettuce loosely, and refrigerate it in the crisper drawer of your fridge.

Store your tomatoes at room temperature until ripe. Also, do not wash them until they are ready to use. Store your onions for up to a month in a pantyhose or loose mesh bag and never store with potatoes.

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Refrigerate Or Freeze?

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Another choice you need to make is whether to refrigerate or freeze. This handy chart shows you the projected shelf life of certain ingredients.

Bacon, for example, will last 7 days in the fridge, but up to a month when you freeze it. When it comes to eggs, don’t freeze.

They will store nicely in your fridge for up to 5 weeks. On a side note, be sure to do an egg freshness test prior to using.

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Harvesting And Storing Home Grown Vegetables

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This chart from One Good Thing By Jillee has more handy information that you can print and pop on your fridge.

It shows you when to harvest, how to store, and the expected shelf life.

Make Fresh Fruit And Veg Last Longer Video

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This video from Clean My Space has valuable information and you are guaranteed to learn a thing or three! We highly recommend that you view to see exactly how to extend the life of your fruit and veg. To watch the video, click Play above to view ^

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