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Storing Fresh Produce Tips

STORING FRESH PRODUCE Nothing is worse than spending a bundle on fresh fruits and veggies at the local farmer's market only to throw out rotting produce just days later. Before placing blame on the innocent produce, perhaps the problem is how you're storing it. Stop unnecessary produce rot with this helpful cheat sheet. | LIFE EXPECTANCY RIPEN, THEN FRIDGE COOL & DRY REFRIGERATE ROOM TEMP WITH PROPER STORAGE APPLES Up to a month AVOCADOS 2-4 days once ripe ASPARAGUS 5-7 days BANANAS 2-4 days BEETS 2 weeks BERRIES 2-4 days BROCCOLI 1 week CARROTS Up to a month CANTALOUPE 1 week CELERY 1-2 weeks CHERRIES 2-3 days CITRUS 1-2 weeks CORN 5-7 days CUCUMBERSS 1 week EGGPLANT 1 week GARLIC 3-6 months GRAPES 1 week GREEN BEANS 1 week GREENS 4-5 days LEEKS 1-2 weeks LETTUCE 1 week MANGOES 3-5 days once ripe MUSHROOMS 1 week NECTARINES 3-5 days once ripe ONIONS Up to a month PEACHES 3-5 days once ripe PEARS 3-5 days once ripe PEAS 3-5 days PEPPERS 1-2 weeks PINEAPPLES 2-5 days POTATOES Up to a month PLUMS 3-4 days once ripe PUMPKINS 2-3 months RADISHES 1 week SPINACH 1 week SQUASH 1-2 months SPROUTS 3-4 days SWEET POTATOES Up to a month TOMATOES 1 week TURNIPS Up to a month WATERMELON 1-3 weeks ZUCCHINI 5-7 days SOURCES: http://www.education.ne.gov/ns/nslp/FFVP/BINDERS/Binder1-Food_Service_Resource/FactsNutritionSection.pdf http://voices.ytahoo.com/fruit-storage-guidelines-1395427.html http://www.womansday.com/food-recipes/cooking-tips-shortcuts/your-guide-to-storing-every-type-of-produce-111850 http://www.zon-business.com/en/consumer/tuber-vegetables/radish www.eatbydate.com www.stilltasty.com lemon ly Created by

Storing Fresh Produce Tips

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There is nothing worse than spending money on a ton of fruits and veggies to only have to throw them all away a few days later. Fight your rotten fresh produce by taking a look at our infographic. Our...

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