An important part of any healthy diet is produce. In grocery stores and markets, produce has a higher cost usually due to its shorter shelf life. So when we get produce home, we want to do whatever we can to keep it looking & tasting good until we can eat it.
In a busy lifestyle full of meetings, work & putting food in our bellies comes the fear of rotting food in the back of the fridge. But it’s important to note that different types of produce are stored differently.
- Tomatoes should never be refrigerated because they will lose their flavor.
- Onion, Garlic & Potatoes should be stored in a cool, dark place (think drawer, wood box, or cupboard).
- Radishes should have their greens cut off so they don’t draw out excess moisture and should then be in an open container with a cloth on top in the fridge.
- And so much more!!!
I found this site to be comprehensive & helpful for tips on produce storage. It lists most fruits and veggies that you'd come across & will help you eat the freshest produce year-round.
You can also find these cute iinen tea towels to wrap around your turnips or other veggie.
Or you can look at Ecobags website for cotton storage bags. They have varied sizes and quantities of re-usable bags to store your favorite veggies in. This is a great way not only to preserve your produce purchases, but also to reduce your use of plastic.
Of course you can also use old pillow cases, or other hand towels instead of buying these cute bags. But isn't it always nice to see what cute stuff is out there? :-)