Choose Fruits And Vegetables That Last Longer And Stop Wasting Money

Australians throw away millions of tonnes of food each year, which often ends up rotting in landfills. Shopping smarter when it comes to fresh fruits and veggies not only can help you cut down on food waste, it will ensure you always have fresh produce on hand for healthy meals and snacks.

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Organic Gardening has highlighted 12 fruits and vegetables that last for weeks or even months — provided you store them properly. Apples, for example, can last for weeks if you store it in a plastic bag in the crisper drawer of your fridge, away from vegetables (and if you eat the largest apples first, you will enjoy the ones that tend to spoil soonest). Carrots can stay fresher if you put a paper towel in the plastic bag to absorb the moisture that makes them spoil faster. And onions could last for a whole year in a dry, temperature-controlled (between -1C and 10C) area (perhaps in pantyhose).

Most of the produce in this list are root vegetables (it kind of makes sense that they're less delicate than other produce). Hit up the printer-friendly (so you can avoid clicking through the slideshow) link below for the full list.

12 Fruits and Vegetables That Last for Months [Organic Gardening]


    How about frozen vegies - Use them when I need them (they come in handy bags) and they are generally snap frozen at the place of harvesting (or close by) The nutrients held are about the same, but the fresh vegies are "rotting" from the day they are ripped out of the ground until you eat them, that could days or even up to a week.

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