Tip Tuesday: Storing Vegetables (Part 1)

There are so many kinds of vegetables out there…But which are the best methods to store them in order to avoid food waste? Do not worry, in this post and in the following one we will give you some useful tips to help you extend the life of your beloved fresh veggies. To make it simpler, we have grouped the vegetables in terms of the unprocessed point of view and not according to their scientific classification.

Fresh Broccoli and cauliflower

Flowers (eg. Broccoli, cauliflower)

It’s fine to leave them at room temperature for several days. Alternatively, you can keep them in a covered container before putting into the refrigerator.

Fresh peas

Seeds (eg. French beans, lentils)

They are fairly easy to keep fresh. You can place them at room temperature, refrigerate or freeze them. Generally, they last longer when kept at lower temperatures.

Garlic and onions

Bulbs (eg. Garlic, onion, ginger)

They are, too, easy to keep fresh. Store them at room temperature but away from heat, light and moisture. Avoid stacking them to allow good ventilation.

Potatoes

Tubers (eg. Potatoes, yams)

Store them at room temperature but away from heat, light and moisture. Avoid stacking them to allow good ventilation.

Fresh fruits

Fruits (eg. Chillies, cucumbers, eggplants, tomatoes)

Store them at room temperature but away from heat, light and moisture. Avoid stacking them to allow good ventilation.

Keep your veggies healthy and happy, stay tuned, more information will be coming soon!

The information provided here is served as a general guideline.

Nutritionist of The Froodly Team
Wan Lih Ching

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