Buying fresh fruits and vegetables can be so frustrating sometimes. While it’s always nice to have non-canned produce available in your kitchen, going to use that avocado you bought last week and finding that it’s overripe and unusable is an easy way to ruin your day.
Here are some tips that will help you keep your fresh produce fresh and optimize your use of it.
Don’t Buy Ripe Produce!
That’s right! While it might sound counterintuitive, buying ripe produce will actually lead to most of it going bad unless you buy it in extremely small quantities. Buy produce that will ripen in a couple to a few days in order to make the most of it.
Keep Your Dates Straight
Be sure you remember when exactly you bought that bag of peaches. If not, you’re going to forget about them when they’re ripe and then they’ll go bad. It’s often helpful to label produce with the date on which you bought it.
Be Sure to Refrigerate, if Necessary
Some produce keeps fresh for a lot longer if it’s refrigerated. Berries, citrus fruits, and cucumbers, among others, should absolutely be kept cold if you don’t want them to go bad fast.