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Follow These Tips to Extend the Life of Your Fresh Produce

Have you ever been excited to cook with your fresh produce, only to discover it spoiled when you pull it out of the fridge? Fruits and veggies will never last forever, but there are some tips you can try to extend their life a few extra days.

Keep reading to find out how you can make some popular produce selections last longer.

  • Herbs – Keep fresh herbs at their best by wrapping their stems in damp paper towels and storing them in the fridge.

  • Asparagus – Avoid wilting by trimming the stems of your asparagus stalks and then placing them in a glass of water, as you would a bouquet of flowers.

  • Berries – To keep berries longer, wash them with a mixture of 1 part distilled white vinegar and 8 parts water. Then, line their container with a paper towel before placing them back inside.

  • Bananas – Wrap the stems of your bananas in plastic wrap to slow down the ripening process.

By following these simple tips, you should be able to keep your produce fresher a couple days longer. If you want your veggies to last for several weeks, chop them up and then freeze them.

Try out some of these ideas in the spacious kitchen of your PepperTree apartment home. For more information about our beautiful apartments for rent near The Villages, Florida, contact the PepperTree leasing office to schedule a tour of our community.