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#1 Old 04-11-2006, 11:08 PM
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My veggies -- especially greens -- keep going bad before I can use them fully. Any thoughts on extending storage time? Those expensive plastic bags they sell at the co-op?
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#2 Old 04-11-2006, 11:17 PM
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Moisture that collects on the plastic bag or container will rot leafy greens very quickly, so make sure your produce is not wet when you store it. To keep the excess moisture away from the food, wrap it in a clean cotton towel or a few paper towels before placing it in a plastic bag or storage container in your fridge.
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#3 Old 04-11-2006, 11:30 PM
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There was a great article on this in the latest issue of Vegetarian Times. They compare bags, containers and so on and how putting certain fruits and vegetables in the fridge together can have an adverse affect on one another.
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#4 Old 04-11-2006, 11:54 PM
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I bought some of those eco-bags and for me they have been a great investement. As long as my produce is dry when it goes in , it lasts at least twice as long as it would in a regular bag.

Ohh, that reminds me, I have some Kale I have to use up pretty quickly here!

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#5 Old 04-17-2006, 03:28 PM
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Good info - thanks! I'll browse a copy of VT to see what they have to say.
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#6 Old 04-17-2006, 04:41 PM
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Yup yup I keep mine dry and do not store them in bags at all, clean towels are all that is needed
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#7 Old 04-17-2006, 06:57 PM
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Salad spinners are really nice. I wash my greens, then spin the water off in the salad spinner. I usually use my salad within a day after I buy the lettuce, but last week I had some left over and it was still good after a week. It also depends on how fresh the greens are. The fresher they are, the longer they'll stay good.
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#8 Old 04-17-2006, 08:41 PM
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Yeah, that VT article was great.
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