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How To Make Veggies Last

By on October 21, 2014 in Cooking Ideas with 0 Comments

It is a well-known fact, that the healthy recommendation is five serves of veggies a day.  When your fridge is full of the healthy fresh product it is easy. But the question is how to make veggies last, so you can keep it that way.  We give you some handy storage tips for veggies that might help:

How to make veggies last

How To Make Veggies Last

We like giving you healthy recipes to cook, as well as amazing cooking ideas.  Below are the most popular veggies you will find in most fridges, we give you the tips to making them last.

Asparagus

Last longest when you stand the spears upright in a glass containing 1-2 cms of water. Cover the tips of the spears with a plastic bag. Can be stored in the fridge for up to five days.

Broccoli

Will keep in a sealed plastic bag in a fridge for up to three days.

Capsicum and carrots

Place in the crisper in a plastic bag for up to one week.

Mushrooms

Keep mushrooms in the paper bag you bought them in, for up to five days.

Tomatoes

Ripen at room temperature out of direct sunlight. Once ripe store them in the fridge for up to two days.

Beans, celery, peas, spinach and zucchini

Get a sealable plastic bag for the above veggies, to be stored in the fridge for up to four days.

Fresh herbs

Storing herbs in the fridge is a great way to get the maximum life from them. Wrap mint, chives and oregano in a damp paper towel in a sealed plastic bag. Wrap basil in a dry paper towel, then stores in a sealed plastic bag. Place parsley and coriander upright in a glass containing 1-2 cm of water and cover with a plastic bag.

The storage life of fresh herbs ranges from a few days to a week.  Growing fresh herbs yourself is a great way to keep fresh herbs on hand for cooking.  There are plenty of herbs that can be grown all year round.

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