Tuesday, May 12, 2009
That Makes Cents: Save on Produce
Buying produce can be expensive, especially if it goes bad before you even get to enjoy it, but there are steps you can take to keep those fruits and veggies fresher longer. Seven's Craig Stevens shows us why That Makes Cents.
WSVN -- Fresh fruits and veggies are great for a quick and healthy snack, but if you don't store them right they can go bad before you bite into them. Stop throwing your money in the trash, here are a few ways to keep your produce fresh longer.
Keep fruit and vegetables separate. Some fruits give off gases that make veggies go bad faster. Don't store fruit or veggies in airtight bags. They'll stay fresher longer if they can breathe.
Some fruit will lose its flavor in the fridge. Keep things like bananas, peaches, pears, plums, nectarines and tomatoes on the counter to ripen. Once they're fully ripe, you can refrigerate them to help them last longer.
Never refrigerate potatoes, garlic, squash or onions. They do better in dark spaces.
Now, the next time you reach for your perishables, they won't have already perished, and That Makes Cents.