Food Fun and Facts - Vegetable Storage Tips

Vegetables in a basket

How to store vegetables

Some vegetables will keep for months, while others are good  for only a couple of days.

The storage times listed below are  for vegetables that are kept in the refrigerator.

Asparagus; 1 or 2 days

Lima Beans and String Beans 3-5 days

Beets 1-2 weeks, remove the greens

Broccoli or 2 days>

Brussel Sprouts and Cabbage 1-2 weeks

Carrots and Celery 3-5 days

Cauliflower and Corn 1-2 days (do not husk)

Cucumbers 3-5 days

Eggplant 1-2 days

Greens, Mushrooms and Okra 3-5 days

Onions - Several months- Room temp with air circulation

Scallions 1-2 days

Peas and Peppers - 3-5 days

Potatoes - Several months- dark, dry place with  air circulation

Summer Squash 3-5 days

Winter Squash Several months-Cool, Dry Place

Sweet Potatoes Several Months-Room temperature.

Tomatoes Several Weeks (refrigerated, uncovered)

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Peak Fresh produce bags remove ethylene gas to prolong the life and freshness of produce, more than doubling the life expectancy of refrigerated fruits and vegetables.

Most fruit and vegetables release ethylene gas after harvest. Exposure to the gas accelerates aging in fruit and vegetables (the expression one bad apple spoils the barrel comes from this process).

Unlike ordinary plastic bags, Peak Fresh produce bags breathe so that damaging gases produced by the fresh produce are removed. Our bags minimize moisture formation and inhibit bacteria growth which helps maintain fruit and vegetables at their peak.

Our bags maintain Vitamin C levels. To use the produce bag, pre-cool warm fruit and vegetables in refrigerator before storing in bag. Use a separate bag for each type of produce.

Produce to be stored should be fresh, dry and undamaged. Expel air from the bag and close using the enclosed ties and store in the refrigerator.

Bags should be washed and dried thoroughly before re-use and can be re-used for up to two months. Keep bags away from fire and children.
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Easy to carry handles are built directly into solid wood ends and sanded smooth.

Crates have a sanded natural wood finish.
Built from high quality spruce or pine not a soft white wood offered at some of the local discount stores.
This light weight crate is durable, versatile, and a cost effective storage container or display rack.
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