As much we love eating our fruits and veggies fresh, do you know that we might not be storing them right in order for them to retain all of their freshness and nutrients?
Here are 6 things to keep in mind when storing these common fruits and vegetables.
1. The Right Way To Keep Tomatoes
We often make the mistake of storing tomatoes in the refrigerator, when we actually should keep them outside of it. The cold temperature of the refrigerator actually robs them of their flavor and even changes their texture. So, the next time you are about to place your tomatoes in the refrigerator, stop yourself and just find a basket to keep them in.
2. Keep Leafy Vegetables This Way
Wrap all your green, leafy vegetables in a paper towel and place them inside plastic bags, so that they remain fresh. Make sure you don’t wash the veggies before you wrap them this way.
3. Store Your Cut Veggies and Fruits Right
Cut fruits and veggies can be stored in the freezer for a long time by blanching them in some hot water first.
4. Keep Citrus Fruits In A Dark Place
Citric fruits like sweet limes, oranges, and lemons should be stored away from sunlight, in a cool, dark place and not necessarily inside the fridge.
5. Storing Lettuce and Herbs
Give your lettuce and herbs like mint and coriander a dip in some icy cold water, before sticking them in the refrigerator. This way, they will not wilt because of the cold temperature inside the refrigerator.
6. Make Berries Last Longer This Way
Increase the life of your berries (strawberries, blueberries and raspberries) by washing them in hot water before storing them in the refrigerator. Also called thermotherapy, this process kills mold spores, allowing the berries to stay fresh for longer.