Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Rubbermaid.
How many of us buy fresh produce —with the best of intentions— only to watch it go bad before we can eat it all? I know we’re guilty. Sometimes we simply don’t realize just how fast fresh produce can go bad.
We continue to think we’ll “eat it tomorrow” and once that tomorrow comes, our favorite fruits and veggies are no longer good.
Make Fresh Produce Last Longer
There’s no reason to stop buying ample amounts of produce. After all, living a healthier lifestyle is what many of us are after nowadays, right?
We simply have to be more proactive in how we prepare and store our home for the fresh produce. It deserves a treatment unlike your other groceries and basically demands more than the other foods in our refrigerator.
Thankfully though, it’s not a difficult task, it just requires a little more thought than simply taking your produce straight from the grocery bag into the crisper drawer.
The following tips are ways to make fresh produce last longer:
The plastic bags that produce comes to us in is not the ideal container for storing. Try the Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Saver instead.
As it’s name suggests, it is specifically designed to make produce last longer. It is a food storage container that uses patented FreshVent™ technology to keep produce fresher up to 80%* longer than traditional produce packaging.
FreshVent regulates the flow of oxygen and carbon dioxide to create the optimal environment so produce stays nearly as fresh as the day it was picked, while the CrispTray™ helps reduce moisture and spoilage.
Not to mention, it’s easy to use, reduces water, and ends up saving you money!
Line Crisper Drawers
If you have produce that you will be storing directly in the crisper drawer, at least help to minimize the moisture in there.
Grab a few paper towels and line the bottom of the drawers. The paper towels will absorb the excess moisture that causes vegetables to rot, therefore prolonging the life of your veggies.
When it comes to some vegetables, such as greens, it’s often more convenient to wash and cut them before storing. Storing them intact and unwashed.
This not only helps the fresh produce last longer, but also helps them retain more of their nutritional value. After all, isn’t that one of the main reasons we eat them?!
Produce does not actually like being stored so close to each other. In fact, the closer they are to one another, the faster they will go bad.
Fruits can prematurely ripen which will cause surrounding vegetables to spoil. Therefore, separate fruits from vegetables and store in separate drawers.
Don’t overstock your fridge with fresh produce and use Rubbermaid FreshWorks Containers to allow your produce to “breathe.”
Not ready to commit to all this? Buy frozen. The Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Saver works in the freezer too!