Store without plastic – Vegetables

Last week I wrote some tips on storing fruits without using plastic containers or packaging, so I’ll continue today with some information about preserving vegetables.

Store without plastic – Vegetables

  • cabbage – can be stored up to one week in a cool pantry away from direct sunlight; if the outer leaves are soiled or begin to soften it is best to remove them before eating
  • carrots – can be kept in a closed carton box; or covered in water, which you should change daily or every two days
  • broccoli – should be kept in the refrigerator in a container without a lid, wrapped in a damp towel
  • celery – does well at room temperature in half a glass of water
  • corn – can be kept at room temperature one or two days without being cleaned of leaves and silk, though it is best to consume the day you buy it
  • cucumbers – if eaten in two days they can very well be left at room temperature; but if you want to keep for a few days, it is best to put them in the refrigerator wrapped in a damp towel
  • eggplant – are best left at room temperature as long as they are not washed
  • garlic – should be kept in a cool, dark place (they’re good for a long period of time) 
  • onions – should be kept in cool dry place in forestry type boxes to allow air circulation
  • potatoes – need the same conditions as the onion: store in a cool, dry place in forestry boxes to allow air circulation, but never put the potatoes and onions together
  • spinach and lettuce – are best kept in the refrigerator without being previously washed
  • tomatoes – shouldn’t be kept in the refrigerator more than two days because they lose their nutritional qualities and their taste changes; it’s best to keep them on your counter in a bowl, if they’re not ripe you can put them in a paper bag with an apple
  • avocado – is best kept in a paper bag at room temperature
  • peppers – keep in a cool place and only wash before eating

3 Comments to “Store without plastic – Vegetables”

  1. Great tips! I’m going on a diet, so I’ll be buying more veggies now. :)

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