Make your fuits and veggies last longer

Posted at 4:36 PM, Apr 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-12 20:43:00-04

When it comes to making your produce last longer, the secret is storing it properly.

If you don’t store those fruits and veggies right, they will rot quicker and waste your money.

Here are a few tips to help:

When it comes to keeping bananas fresher longer, it is all in the stem. You need to wrap the stem of your banana bunch with plastic or tape. Keeping those stems covered will keep them from ripening fast. Therefore they won’t go bad as quickly. 

Berries, like strawberries and blueberries, can last longer by simply putting them in a solution of one part vinegar and 8-part water. Soak those berries in the solution for a few minutes then rinse and let completely. Then store in sealed bag in the fridge. The solution prevents those berries from getting moldy so quickly and should prolong your strawberries to a week or two.

Herbs like parsley or cilantro, even asparagus, can be stored the following way. When you get home from the store, simply cut the stems about an inch and soak them in water just enough for the stems to be submerged. Then cover them with plastic and store them in your fridge. Then grab what you need as you go. I know my spices last weeks when I do it this way.

If you have more ways you’d like to share on how you store your produce, pipe in on my Facebook page.