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I love raw vegetables but havent bought any in a fair amount of time because they go bad way too quick (for me i suck at food storage).<br><br>
As this is the RAW area i thought id ask people here how they keep their stuff fresher longer.
 

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eat them sooner!
 

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I put them in the fridge in the summer (high humidity here; things will rot overnight), and leave them on the counter in the winter (if it's cold enough to see your breath in the kitchen, that produce isn't going to rot any time soon! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">)<br><br>
I think some people don't like to keep produce in the fridge (especially tomatoes), but I usually do it. Plus then, in the summer, my food is nice and cold. If something is lukewarm, I'm probably not going to eat it because I basically eat for the sole purpose of cooling down. Can you guess it's hot here? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:">
 

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It really depends on the vegetable - but I found a trick that helps produce last longer. A new fad is the re-usable produce bags which are basically a fine mesh. I use them for storage a lot (and also as a nut milk strainer!) They work great as you can place produce into them and it doesn't trap moisture. So when the produce is in the crisper it can let out excess humidity. Another thing is not to group frutis and veg tightly together where it is stored, because if one goes bad in the middle of lets say a bag of oranges...then it can spread like wildfire.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>delicioso</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2940760"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I shop twice a week and most everything stays fresh for 3 days.</div>
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Yep. For most fresh fruits and veggies, I try to only buy what I can eat within a few days. Sometimes things will last longer, but you never really know how long they've been sitting at the grocery store.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Clarita Osita</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2940667"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I think some people don't like to keep produce in the fridge (especially tomatoes), but I usually do it. Plus then, in the summer, my food is nice and cold. If something is lukewarm, I'm probably not going to eat it because I basically eat for the sole purpose of cooling down. Can you guess it's hot here? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"></div>
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Tomatoes are one of the few fruits that stays fresher longer at room temperature. I know someone who likes eating frozen fruit like berries/grapes things bite sized. Not the processed crap you buy frozen just fresh fruit in the freezer. I don't know what this does for nutrition though.
 

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I use the green veggie produce bags that you put your vegetables in and keep them in the fridge. I think they are called "Debbie Meyer Produce Bags" They seem to keep things fresh for at least 2 or 3 times longer. Just remove as much air as you can from the bag when you put the vegetables in, and make sure everything is try and there is no moisture.
 

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I use the green veggie produce bags that you put your vegetables in and keep them in the fridge. I think they are called "Debbie Meyer Produce Bags" They seem to keep things fresh for at least 2 or 3 times longer. Just remove as much air as you can from the bag when you put the vegetables in, and make sure everything is try and there is no moisture.</div>
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Thanks... I'm going to have to try these!
 
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