Keeping vegetables fresh and longer the right way will make them safe for consumption. Some vegetables need to be stored in the refrigerator, others at best room temperature or in a cool dry place, others need to ripen before being placed in the refrigerator.
Factors like humidity, temperature, how long it was harvested before it got to the shelve and was brought home have a huge impact on the duration of veggies.
We often store foods for convincing and to prevent waste. We adopt different means of storage, refrigerator, reusable silicone pouches or air-tight containers.
Theses containers hold in moisture thereby preventing the items from dehydration.
PUBLOG would recommend that you select the freshest vegetables in the grocery store or market, this is the first step to getting a lasting and nutritious vegetable for your meals. How do you know it is the freshest veggies? The leafy greens should be very green without yellow colouration. And this means that you might have to be at the store physically and not rely on the delivery man/woman. Also, when choosing root veggies, such as squash, onion and cabbages, pick based on their heavy sizes.
If you intend to keep your leafy greens beyond one or two days, wrap the unwashed leaves in a paper towel, so, the towel can absorb any excess moisture.
Vegetables like potatoes, onions, garlic and sweet potatoes should be kept in the dark or an opaque bag as sunlight make them sprout and inedible. Keeping tomatoes from rotting can be difficult but ensure to keep tomatoes out of the refrigerator. You can also keep it in a bowl that has been lined with a paper towel with the stems at the top.
Additional, for veggies like bell pepper, green beans, broccoli, cabbage, cucumbers, mushrooms, strawberries, mushrooms, etc are items that can be stored in the refrigerator. It’s advised that you put these veggies in hot water before putting them in the fridge.
Your lettuce looks drooping due to the cold temperature of your fridge, it can be refreshed by giving them an ice bath. Put your lettuce or herbs in a bowl of ice water and shake it around to revive and refresh it.