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I'm not sure if this is the right place to put this, but does anyone have any ideas about how to keep fruit and veges fresh? DH and I love fresh salads etc, but it seems that I have to use the veges the day I buy them otherwise they are no good even in the crisper. :thumbsdown:
My mum suggested blanching, but that won't work for things like lettuce and tomatoes. We shop once a week (usually Saturday) and would like to be able to eat veges and fruit after Monday IYKWIM. I have tried cling wrap and all the usual things, even wrapping celery in wet newspaper and a plastic bag (a hint from a magazine) didn't work.
I have bought fruit & vegies from about 10 different supermarkets as well as fresh markets but no difference.
Please help, frozen vegies and tinned fruit are all well and good but fresh is best!
Tupperware sell some fridge containers that are supposed to keep vegies fresh longer, can't remember what they're called but my friend swears by them.
I try to buy my fruit and veg from the markets as I find they stay fresh way longer then from the supermarket...up to two weeks compared to a few days!
just noticed your location is Cairnes! Could the climate have something to do with it? Or the type of fridge? I need advise on this too, we often resort to frozen and tinned fruit and veg:no: It just is such a waste when you have to chuck things out! Although, fruitand veg usually lasts a bit longer here than what you were describing, I'd be interested to watch this thread for any good tips. Sorry I couldn't be much help:)
The Tupperware containers are awesome. They have green lids, and are specially designed to make fruit and veg last longer, and its true. I'd say things last about twice as long as normal.
I found the same thing happened to my fruit & veg until I started buying somewhere else. I used to buy fresh prod. from Coles/Woolies and the celery would be bendy the day I brought it home. Problem with supermarkets is that they keep fresh produce in special refrigeration for up to 9 months (Im not kidding) they buy it in bulk then just keep it for ages, spray it with chemicals too to keep it fresh. Fruit & veg shops can be more expensive sometimes but thats the only place you know where its going to be fresh. I had a cauliflower in my fridge for a month and it was still good to eat which goes to show how fresh it would have been. Same with meat - I only buy from the butcher. Woolies is always a couple of days older than the butcher. Support small businesses!
Yeah, we made the switch to butcher and fruit market :yes: only problemnow is we keep putting off shopping as now there are 3 trips!!:banghead:
I buy these bags from the supermarket called, "Fresh n Crisp".
They come in different sizes and you find them with the rubbish bags.
They keep things fresh for so much longer. Things that have been in them for 2wks look like you have just bought them.:thumbsup:
The fridge containers from tupperware do work. I have only had them about 6 months, when I got them my lettuce was already a week old and had been sitting in the fridge it lasted 4 more weeks once in the container. They are brilliant for herbs, mushrooms all fruit and veg. I also use them for cold meat and cheese.
Yes they are expensive but save money in the end.
I hate hosting parties but would suggest you do for tupperware. I was talked into one for a friend and got $70 worth for free from selling about $550-$600 and this how I got my frigde containers.
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