A crisp stalk of celery filled with peanut butter has stood the test of time as a scrumptious and filling snack. The key word here is “crisp”. No amount of peanut butter can make up for soggy and soft celery.
Here are some easy tips you can follow to store your fruits and vegetables properly in order to keep them crisp and fresh for weeks.
Store your fruits and vegetables in water
Save your celery from going limp by storing them in a shallow water bath inside an open container inside the refrigerator. If you’ve bought pre-cut celery at the store, you’ll remember it’s usually packaged this way too – submerged in water inside a plastic container. That’s because this method works best to keep celery firm, crisp and fresh the longest.
At the BerryBreeze headquarters we like to use shallow plastic trays that stack on top of each other to store our cut vegetables because it saves space inside the refrigerator. Carrot sticks and asparagus will benefit from the same water bath method as well.
For asparagus, keep the rubber bands around the stems and cut off the fibrous ends. You aren’t missing anything by tossing those. These ends are usually pretty tough and not very tasty. You can also store asparagus in a tall drinking glass with enough water to cover about an inch of asparagus.
Putting a little bit of thought and effort into how you store your fruits and vegetables when you bring them home from the market will help you save time later. The simplest way to increase your intake of healthy fruits and vegetables is to keep them fresh and easily accessible at home. So make it easy for yourself to grab-n-go with fresh fruits and vegetables during the week. Aim for 5-7 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables per day, and observe how good you begin to feel inside and out when you reach your goal.
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