How to keep your fresh veges fresher for longer

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There are lots of simple things you can do to make your veges last longer.

All vegetables that have tops, such as carrots, beetroot, radishes etc – twist off the tops and pop the vegetable in a snap lock bag in the fridge, otherwise the tops will dry out the vegetable faster.

Tomatoes

Are you like me, and have already started dreaming of gloriously sweet summer time tomatoes? Don’t keep tomatoes in the fridge (storing tomatoes in the fridge will sap them of flavour), store at room temperature for maximum flavour – but keep in mind the warmer the location, the faster tomatoes will ripen.

Broccoli

Keeping your broccoli in a snaplock bag will increase their life span by weeks!

Beans

Again keep in a snap lock bag but make sure they are nice and dry to avoid the beans going brown.

Herbs/kale/silverbeet/head lettuce

All of these will last for ages in a glass of water on the bench.

Potatoes

Even though your potatoes come in a brown bag, light can still get through. Store your potatoes in a dark dry place out of the sun to stop any potatoes turning green.

 

Have you got any other tips for keeping veges fresh? Share your tips in the comments below!

July 4, 2017

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