Author: Glenneth Reed

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How to Keep Produce Fresh: From Bananas to Blueberries and Beyond

Between farmers markets and grocery stores, there are plenty of fresh fruits and veggies to help you eat healthy the rest of summer. Here are some tips on how to keep produce fresh longer. Bananas Keep your bananas on your counter, preferably out of direct sunlight. Wrap the stem of your bunch in plastic wrap. As you eat them, re-wrap the remaining stem. This will help keep your bananas fresh longer by containing the gas produced naturally while they ripen from spreading to other parts of the fruit. If you wind up buying too many, peel any extras, cut them up into small slices and freeze them. They’re a great addition to smoothies. Lettuce Wash your lettuce really well and then dry the leaves. Make sure it’s completely dry before storing it. Put your lettuce in a resealable plastic bag. Squeeze as much air out of the bag as possible (almost as though you are vacuum sealing it) and put it in your produce drawer. Apples Apples stored on your counter can last for a …