If you knew the trick to increase the shelf life of your fruits and vegetables, you’ll not have to go out for grocery shopping that often. With no preservatives and chemicals, you can make your veggies and fruits last for long with simple hacks. Read below to know which ones can be saved for longer and how:
Store apples in a plastic bag in your fruit crisper drawer, away from vegetables in an area which is cooler than 30 degrees. This way they will last for weeks.
You can store them for 2-4 months in the refrigerator. Cut off the greens, and then store them in a perforated plastic bag, and then in a vegetable crisper.
Though they taste best when fresh, they can last up to 2 months if wrapped in plastic and stored in the fridge. This trick will also work-out for other delicate leafy green vegetables due to their high water content.
A way to keep carrots fresh for months is to keep them dry. Wrap the carrots in a paper towel, and put them in a plastic bag. Change the paper towel whenever it gets saturated.
Commonly found at farmer’s market, celeriac stays fresh for weeks if they receive a good amount of moisture.Wrap them in a plastic bag, and keep them in the bottom shelf of your refrigerator.
A temperature of 60-65 degrees in moderate humidity is enough to make them last for months. Store a whole bulb in the refrigerator in a paper bag. Don’t take them out of the fridge until you’d like to use them.
Store them in a dry area with temperature between 30-50 degrees. This way, they will stay fresh for close to a year. Keep them in mesh bags, and store them in a dark cabinet to make them last for longer than a month.
Store them in a place maintaining 40 degrees of temperature. Keep them away from light to avoid them from turning green. Basements or cellars are the perfect places for potato-storage. In such a condition, they will stay fresh for up to 2-4 months.
9. Winter Radishes
Winter Radishes: Remove the greens from the radish, and put them in a plastic bag lined thickly with paper towel. Don’t store too many radishes in one bunch. This way, they will last for almost a month.
10. Winter Squash
Winter Squash: All varieties of squash will last between 2-6 months if stored in a dark cabinet. Keep all your squash in a single layer in your cabinet to let air circulate around them.
11. Frozen Veggies
As you know, frozen vegetables will never go bad. Vegetables such as spinach, asparagus, peas, and other veggies are healthier than their fresh versions.