How to store vegetables

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Almost everything can be stored in the refrigerator except for bananas, tomatoes, potatoes, lemons, limes Garlic and onions. These items should be kept in a cool, dry area, but will experience strange changes if kept at too cold a temperature.


 


 


Artichoke, Globe Buds will keep several weeks at room temperature or up to two weeks in the refrigerator crisper. Keep them dry in a plastic bag.


 


Asparagus Do not wash asparagus before storing and never soak it. Trim the ends of fresh asparagus and stand them upright in a jar with about an inch of water in the bottom. Cover with a plastic bag and store spears in the refrigerator for up to two days.


 


 


Beet To store beets, trim the leaves 2 inches from the root as soon as you get them home. The leaves will sap the moisture from the beet root. Do not trim the tail. Store the leaves in a separate plastic bag and use within two days. The root bulbs should also be bagged and can be stored in the refrigerator crisper drawer 7 to 10 days.


 


Broccoli Heads will keep in the refrigerator for up to a week.


 


Cabbage Heads will keep for several weeks in the crisper compartment of the refrigerator.


 


Carrots Keep cool. Carrots will remain crisp in the refrigerator for 4 weeks or so if protected in plastic bags.


 


Cauliflower Keep in the refrigerator up to a week.


 


Celery Stalks will stay crisp for up to 10 days in the refrigerator.


 


Chinese Broccoli Keep in the refrigerator crisper for up to a week.


 


Cucumber Keep in refrigerator for 7-10 days. The flesh turns soft and translucent (and inedible) at very cold temperatures.


 

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Eggplant is quite perishable and will not store long. Depending on the freshness factor of the eggplant at the time of purchase, it may be refrigerated for up to 4 days (up to 7 days if you pick right from the garden). However, it is best to use them as soon as possible, preferably within a day.


 


Ginger Mature rhizomes store well in a cool, dry place. If stored too long the flesh becomes dry and the flavor becomes bitter. Once dried, it can be ground into powder.


  


Lettuce Keeps 7-10 days in the crisper.


 


Mushrooms Store in the refrigerator 5-7 days. Do not store in plastic bags. They may be dried or pickled.


 


Onion Store bulbs in a cool, dry place in an open weave mesh basket or bag to allow free air circulation. Do not store with other vegetables.


 


Pepper Sweet peppers will keep up to a week in the refrigerator. They make great pickles, and hot varieties can be dried.


 


Potato Keep harvested potatoes in a cool, dark place with good air circulation.


 


Pumpkin Handle carefully and do not wash or brush the skin of fruit before storing. Keep for several months in a cool, airy place or in boxes. Check occasionally for rotting or damage to skin and flesh.


 


 

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Spinach Leaves will keep in the refrigerator for up to a week. Rinse, and dry thoroughly before storing.


 


Squash Handle carefully and do not wash or brush skin of fruit before usage. Keeps up to a week in the refrigerator.


 


Sweet Corn Sweet corn quickly looses its sugar content and the kernels become starchy. Use as soon as possible. Freezes well.


 


Sweet Potato Do not wash before storing. Will keep up to 4 months. Do not refrigerate.


 


Tomato Tomatoes will keep 2-4 weeks in the refrigerator although they tend to lose flavor over long periods. they should be stored unwashed and better at room temperature.


 


Zucchini Handle carefully and do not wash or brush the skin before storing. They will keep up to a week in the refrigerator.

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