Produce spoiling too quickly? No need to waste that produce!
I have tips on how to store fresh produce to keep them longer!
How To Store Fresh Produce
How many times have you come home from the store, stocked your fridge or kitchen with fresh produce and have found it all go to mush a few days later? It is super frustrating but I have some tips that will help keep your produce fresh!
To wash or not to wash? Well, this depends. Produce that you will store in the refrigerator like berries, carrots, or grapes should be kept in their original packages and washed just before consuming.
Lettuce, on the other hand, should be washed, dried and kept in a towel in the fridge.
Produce that will be kept on the counter such as apples, tomatoes, zucchini, and cucumbers can be washed and then stored. A great way to store your countertop produce is by using Rubbermaid’s new FreshWorks Countertop storage containers. FreshWorks Countertop storage containers were designed to keep your countertop produce fresher longer as opposed to leaving them open on the counter.
Where to Store Produce in the Fridge?
Most refrigerators have two crisper drawers, one for high humidity and one for low (you usually have levers on top that allow for ventilation). Store produce like asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, lettuces, peppers, and berries in the high humidity drawer as these types of produce tend to be ethylene sensitive.
Store apricots, avocados, kiwi, nectarines, peaches, pears, and plums in your low humidity drawers.
Where To Store Common Produce
- Brussels sprouts
- cut fruits and veggies
- green beans
- most herbs
- leafy greens
- scallions and leeks
- yellow squash and zucchini
On the Counter:
- lemon, lime, and other citrus fruits
- winter squash
You can keep all these items in your Rubbermaid FreshWorks Countertop containers, which are available in 4 sizes which allows you to store produce in all shapes and sizes. The containers are modular and stackable allowing you to maximize the space on your counter.
FreshWorks Countertop containers are made with FreshVent™ lids with innovative technology that naturally regulate the flow of O2 and at CO2 to create the optimal environment that helps keep your produce fresher longer! They also have an elevated base that keeps produce away from moisture and promotes proper airflow to prevent spoilage.
Produce like avocados, bell pepper, cucumbers, peaches, pears, and nectarines can ripen on the counter then be moved to the refrigerator for a longer shelf life.
No more wasting produce join in the quest to #LongLiveProduce by getting your own FreshWorks Countertop storage containers! today! Use that fresh produce in recipes like this Greek Cobb Salad, Mixed Berry Crumble or these Apple Oatmeal Cookies!
Eva Dankers says
The best way to store celery is to remove it from the plastic wrapper, wrap it in aluminum foil and store it in the refrigerator. It stays crisp for weeks.