Keeping Vegetables Fresh

fresh vegetable storage

No one likes to throw away produce, least of all me since I spend so much time and energy selecting fresh ingredients. I don’t routinely write product reviews, but this is one product that I simply must share.

Tupperware’s FRIDGESMART© series is the most effective way that I’ve found to store fruits and vegetables. They’ve since changed the design, so I can only speak to the performance of the older set that I’ve now owned for more than 10 years, but it has more than paid for itself.

Veggies stay crisp and vibrant for over a week, which is more than I can say about other methods that I’ve tried. On the occasion that I use other storage container brands or hurriedly place items in my crisper drawer, I regret it sooner than later. While my chickens gladly reap the benefits of spoiled produce, my wallet isn’t amused.

I prefer to do my grocery shopping weekly, but an alternative to using storage containers like this would be to shop more frequently or use produce more quickly. I know that some plastic produce bags claim to reduce spoilage by removing ethylene, but I’ve yet to find a way to re-purpose the bags and I don’t like tossing them in the trash.

With FRIDGESMART©, there are no more mushy cucumbers or floppy celery stalks. Vents along the side regulate the amount of oxygen that is allowed into the container thereby extending freshness. Plus, the storage settings are conveniently listed on the side of each container so you don’t have to rely on your memory – one less thing to take up space in the old noggin!

Please share your tips! What other methods do you use to keep fresh foods fresh?

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