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Just Add A Vegetable: Tips for Storage Times

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Just Add A Vegetable: Tips for Storage Times

Buying fresh produce weekly can be a daunting task for anyone, let alone a family trying to feed multiple busy kids every night! But did you know–with proper storage, you can keep your fresh veggies longer than if you just throw them in the crisper? For example, realsimple.com says, “Leave refrigerated produce unwashed in its original packaging or wrapped loosely in a plastic bag.”

As part of our “Just Add A Vegetable” campaign, we’re spreading the word about proper storage times to make incorporating veggies in your family’s life that much easier.

 

Storage Time

Vegetable Time
Corn, unshucked 1-3 days
Chard 2 days
Alfalfa Sprouts, Asparagus, Beet leaves, Bok choy, Escarole, Herbs (non-woody), Kale, Okra, Spinach (bunch), Tomatoes 3 days
Peas (English and in pods), Radicchio, Snowpeas, Sugar Snap Peas, Watercress (bunch) 4 days
Arugula, Collard Greens, Cucumbers, Egg Plant, Endive, Lettuce (except iceberg), Mustard Greens, Potatoes (new and fingerling), Summer Squash, Zucchini 5 days
Broccoli, Brussel sprouts, Cabbage (savory and napa), Cauliflower, Green Beans, Leeks, Mushrooms, Rhubarb stalks 1 week
Cabbage (green and red), Carrots, Celery, Chili Peppers, Iceberg Lettuce, Rhutabaga, Turnips 2 weeks
Beets, Potatoes (red, russet, Yukon gold, and others) 3 weeks
Parsnips, Tomatillos 1 month
Onions 2 months
Squash, Winter 3 months
Radishes 3 days-2 weeks
Watercress and Spinach in bags Use expiration date

Storage time is based on appropriate storage. For more information on best storage practices, refer to https://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/shopping-storing/more-shopping-storing/how-to-store-vegetables

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