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Keep your vegetables and fruits fresh longer!

Keep your vegetables and fruits fresh longer!
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Are you fed up of wasting food?

You go to the store, you buy salads. To save time, you cut lettuce and vegetables in advance so you can prepare a healthy meal.

A few days later, you find out that your lettuce and vegetables are no longer fresh and are even soft! Why?

What a waste of food! Would you like to have some tips to keep your vegetables and fruits fresh longer?

Take a look, it's worth it!

Cucumbers

Cucumbers are tasty when they are crunchy. But not so much when they become soft ... To keep cut cucumbers fresh longer, try this tip: Cut your cucumbers into slices of about 1/4 inch.

Stack the slices in an airtight container, place a folded paper towel over your cucumbers and put a lid on your container. Store your cucumbers upside down (so that the paper towel is on the bottom). The towel will absorb the moisture.

Bell peppers

Do you need to keep your bell peppers fresh for a few more days? Try this tip: Use a sharp knife to cut your peppers; a poorly sharpened knife could damage the bell pepper.

Remove the stem and seeds from the bell pepper and cut into slices or pieces. Put your bell pepper slices on a paper towel and wrap them with the paper towel. Place the bell peppers covered with paper towels in a bowl (or plastic container) and add about 1/2 inch of cold water. This will keep your bell peppers fresh for about one week.

Carrots

Do you buy baby carrots just to avoid slicing, dicing and keeping big carrots? Try this tip to save money and avoid waste: Store freshly cut carrots in a bowl of water for several weeks. It also works for baby carrots!

The lettuce

There are 3 methods to keep lettuce fresh longer.

Method n°1: Wrap the leaves in a paper towel and place them in a plastic bag. Method n°2: Put the leaves in a plastic container, with a paper towel at the bottom and on the top of the leaves without crushing them. Method n°3: Store the lettuce in a plastic bag, blow in a big puff of air to inflate the bag and close the bag.

The second method seems, the most effective! Hope these things help you avoid waste!

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