In today’s changing environment, many of us are trying to limit the trips to the grocery store to keep our families safe. Lifestyle and parenting expert, Sherri French is here today to show you interesting ways to make your produce last longer.
Bananas – Wrap the stems of your banana bunch with cellophane / saran wrap. This stops ethylene from releasing and making them go bad. Any brown bananas you have put directly into the freezer to use later in smoothies or make banana bread.
Celery – Wrap them tightly in tinfoil and put in crisper to last for a month.
Tomatoes – Keep them outside of the fridge as the cold temperatures makes them lose their taste. Store them room temperature, stems up like they are still on the vine, to stop them from bruising
Potatoes – Store in a dark place like your pantry but don’t store beside onions! Keep potatoes and onions separate.
Apples – Best option for longevity. Kids love them, affordable, good for you, easy to eat and last for weeks in the fridge.
Zucchini – Store zucchini in the fridge for up to 7 days but putting it in a plastic bag that has holes so it can breathe. Make sure it is dry before putting into the bag. To make it last through the winter blanch chopped pieces for 1 min, dry it, place on cookie sheet with parchment paper, put into freezer so the pieces individually freeze and then transfer to your freezer bags and label.
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