Small and Useful Tricks
If you decide to wash the vegetables before storing them in any way, always make sure to dry them thoroughly. If it leaves the parsley, coriander and spinach will be fine to use a salad down or even a colander. Arrange the vegetables and then put them in the fridge wrapped in paper towels and remember to replace the paper at least once every 2-3 days.
To keep the colors of the vegetables lively and beautiful, and to preserve the fresh fibers of the food, always use multi-layer plastic bags. This is because in an environment that is neither too humid nor too dry, such as the refrigerator, vegetables will still continue to release vapors and water. For this reason, it is important to always keep the plastic bag open so that the humidity does not become trapped inside by acting as a cap.
And remember: you can also use the same bags several times: just wash and dry them after each use.
Another important aspect not to be underestimated is the structure of the refrigerator. Each model is different, it’s true, but what unites them almost all is the different temperature that changes according to the compartment. For example, the bottom drawer is always the most humid, therefore definitely suitable for storing fruit and vegetables, but also for arranging broccoli, cauliflower, celery, and all leafy vegetables.
The upper shelves, on the other hand, are the colder ones, suitable for storing cucumbers, peppers and courgettes and all other vegetables that are particularly sensitive to temperature.
Did you know that…
Don’t bananas keep close to vegetables? Well yes, maybe you have never noticed it but many vegetables that are in the vicinity of bananas are destined to go bad much faster.
This is because bananas release ethylene, a gas that accelerates the ripening process of vegetables but also of fruit. So if you place bananas next to kiwis that are still very hard this will certainly help them ripen earlier, but if you put bananas and vegetables nearby … your vegetables will not have a long life.
That’s it, that’s what you need to know about it, with no frills or strange tricks. If you want your vegetables to live longer, these are the procedures you must follow!
Now you really know everything, or at least all you need to do to best preserve the vegetables, cooked, raw, already cut or whole. It’s just a matter of having a little patience and, as always, of always leaving well organized! Good job!