Storing Fruits and Vegetables
I have the green "Debbie Meyer" type bags as well as the green containers that supposedly help perishables to last longer. I purchased both at the local Made for TV store.
I researched how to store fruits and vegetables in the bags. I add a piece of paper towel to each bag with one type of produce and make sure all the air is squeezed out of it before I tie it tightly.
I'm not sure that the bags or containers really do help keep items fresh for as long as I've heard people say they should. Am I doing something wrong in how I use these bags or containers?
Does anyone have the containers? I've added a piece of paper towel to the containers but don't know if it's helped.
Also, I like to prepare salads in advance (without the dressing). How do you store these to make sure they last longer? What about cut up veggies that I snack on? Sometimes, I plan on eating the salads or the cut-up veggies within the next couple of days but end up with not doing that.
Is there another way to make sure that refrigerated vegetables or fruits last longer? I suppose that I could just buy less when shopping and go more often but I prefer not to do that. It just seems that I am throwing away way too much produce.